Pauline Turner (1914 - 1986)

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Pauline Turner
1914 - 1986
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July 13, 1914
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February 1986
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Lagrange, Troup County, Georgia 30240
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Pauline Turner was born on July 13, 1914. She died in February 1986 at age 71. We know that Pauline Turner had been residing in Lagrange, Troup County, Georgia 30240.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Pauline Turner passed away in February 1986 at 71 years old. She was born on July 13, 1914. We are unaware of information about Pauline's immediate family. We know that Pauline Turner had been residing in Lagrange, Troup County, Georgia 30240.

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In 1914, in the year that Pauline Turner was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1943, when she was 29 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1953, by the time she was 39 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1970, Pauline was 56 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1986, in the year of Pauline Turner's passing, 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.

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