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Pauline M Turner (1919 - 1990)

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Pauline M Turner
1919 - 1990
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February 2, 1919
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May 1990
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Bridgeport, Jackson County, Alabama 35740
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Pauline M Turner was born on February 2, 1919. She died in May 1990 at 71 years old. We know that Pauline M Turner had been residing in Bridgeport, Jackson County, Alabama 35740.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Pauline M Turner passed away in May 1990 at 71 years old. She was born on February 2, 1919. There is no information about Pauline's family. We know that Pauline M Turner had been residing in Bridgeport, Jackson County, Alabama 35740.
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In 1919, in the year that Pauline M Turner was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1925, Pauline was only 6 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1944, Pauline was 25 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1963, at the age of 44 years old, Pauline was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1990, in the year of Pauline M Turner's passing, 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.

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