Lynn Gary (1898 - 1987)

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Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri

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1898 - In the year that Lynn Gary was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1945 - Lynn was 47 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

1977 - When she was 79 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1986 - She was 88 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1987 - In the year of Lynn Gary's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lynn Gary died in July 1987 at age 88. There is no known cause of death. She was born on September 24, 1898. There is no information about Lynn's family. We know that Lynn Gary had been residing in Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri.

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