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Lucille Elizabeth Wayman (1921 - 2009)

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Lucille Elizabeth Wayman
1921 - 2009
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May 6, 1921
Death
February 24, 2009
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Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota 56501
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Lucille Elizabeth Wayman was born on May 6, 1921. She died on February 24, 2009 at 87 years old. We know that Lucille Elizabeth Wayman had been residing in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota 56501.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Lucille Elizabeth Wayman passed away on February 24, 2009 at 87 years of age. She was born on May 6, 1921. There is no information about Lucille's family or relationships. We know that Lucille Elizabeth Wayman had been residing in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota 56501.
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In 1921, in the year that Lucille Elizabeth Wayman was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1938, at the age of 17 years old, Lucille was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1958, Lucille was 37 years old 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 1973, by the time she was 52 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1995, she was 74 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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