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Lorna Jacks (1932 - 1977)

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Lorna Jacks
1932 - 1977
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1932
Death
1977
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Lorna Jacks was born in 1932. She is the child of Urquhart John Jacks and Ida Blanche Clay Jacks. She died in 1977 in Richmond, Australia at 45 years of age.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Lorna Jacks died in 1977 in Richmond, Australia at age 45. She was born in 1932. She is the child of Urquhart John Jacks and Ida Blanche Clay Jacks.
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In 1932, in the year that Lorna Jacks was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1948, when she was 16 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1951, she was 19 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1962, by the time she was 30 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1977, in the year of Lorna Jacks's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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