Matthew E Lakey (1982 - 2003)

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Matthew E Lakey
1982 - 2003
May 19, 1982
Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas United States 75948
June 11, 2003
New Iberia in new Iberia, la, Louisiana
Matthew E Lakey was born on May 19, 1982 in Hemphill, Texas. He died on June 11, 2003 at New Iberia, new Iberia, la, Louisiana at 21 years of age.
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Matthew Lakey was born on in Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas United States 75948
Matthew Lakey died on at New Iberia in new Iberia, la, Louisiana
Matthew Lakey was born on in Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas United States 75948
Matthew Lakey died on at New Iberia in new Iberia, la, Louisiana
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In 1982, in the year that Matthew E Lakey was born, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1990, by the time he was only 8 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

In 1991, by the time he was only 9 years old, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

In 1996, he was just 14 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

In 1997, by the time he was merely 15 years old, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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