Percy Lane (1893 - 1976)

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Percy Lane
1893 - 1976
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January 12, 1893
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July 1976
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Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia 23005
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Percy Lane was born on January 12, 1893. He died in July 1976 at 83 years old. We know that Percy Lane had been residing in Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia 23005.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Percy Lane passed away in July 1976 at 83 years of age. He was born on January 12, 1893. There is no information about Percy's family. We know that Percy Lane had been residing in Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia 23005.

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In 1893, in the year that Percy Lane was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1933, at the age of 40 years old, Percy was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1945, when he was 52 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1955, by the time he was 62 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1976, in the year of Percy Lane's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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