Lyllyan Brooking (1894 - 1980)

Lyllyan Brooking
1894 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Lyllyan Brooking was born on June 5, 1894. Lyllyan died in October 1980 at 86 years old. We know that Lyllyan Brooking had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64113.

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Lyllyan Brooking died in October 1980 at 86 years of age. Lyllyan was born on June 5, 1894. There is no information about Lyllyan's family. We know that Lyllyan Brooking had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64113.
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In 1894, in the year that Lyllyan Brooking was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1931, Lyllyan was 37 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, when this person was 65 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, Lyllyan was 73 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1980, in the year of Lyllyan Brooking's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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