Melvin A Lakness (1914 - 2007)

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Melvin A Lakness
1914 - 2007
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July 24, 1914
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December 1, 2007
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Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45243
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Melvin A Lakness was born on July 24, 1914. He died on December 1, 2007 at 93 years of age. We know that Melvin A Lakness had been residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45243.
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Melvin A Lakness died on December 1, 2007 at 93 years old. He was born on July 24, 1914. We have no information about Melvin's surviving family. We know that Melvin A Lakness had been residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45243.

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In 1914, in the year that Melvin A Lakness was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1923, Melvin was only 9 years old when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1955, Melvin was 41 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1960, Melvin was 46 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1992, when he was 78 years old, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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