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Minnie B Landers (1883 - 1968)

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Minnie B Landers
1883 - 1968
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October 11, 1883
Death
November 15, 1968
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Bedias, Grimes County, Texas 77831
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Minnie B Landers was born on October 11, 1883. She died on November 15, 1968 at 85 years of age. We know that Minnie B Landers had been residing in Bedias, Grimes County, Texas 77831.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Minnie B Landers died on November 15, 1968 at 85 years old. She was born on October 11, 1883. We have no information about Minnie's family or relationships. We know that Minnie B Landers had been residing in Bedias, Grimes County, Texas 77831.
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In 1883, in the year that Minnie B Landers was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1895, at the age of only 12 years old, Minnie was alive when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1941, at the age of 58 years old, Minnie was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1952, at the age of 69 years old, Minnie was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1968, in the year of Minnie B Landers's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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