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Lorna Katherine Curzon Howe (1908 - 1961)

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Lorna Katherine (Curzon) Howe
1908 - 1961
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1908
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1961
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Lorna Katherine Curzon Howe was born in 1908. Her maiden name is Curzon and she married into the Howe family. She died in 1961 at age 53.
Updated: August 14, 2011
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Lorna Katherine Curzon Howe passed away in 1961 at age 53. She was born in 1908. We have no information about Lorna's family.
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1908 - 1961 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Lorna Katherine Curzon Howe was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1919, at the age of only 11 years old, Lorna was alive when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1929, by the time she was 21 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1958, at the age of 50 years old, Lorna was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1961, in the year of Lorna Katherine Curzon Howe's passing, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

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