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Robert D Lyons (1925 - 1997)

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Robert D Lyons
1925 - 1997
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September 5, 1925
Death
July 3, 1997
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Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona 85365
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Robert D Lyons was born on September 5, 1925. He died on July 3, 1997 at 71 years old. We know that Robert D Lyons had been residing in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona 85365.
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Robert D Lyons died on July 3, 1997 at 71 years old. He was born on September 5, 1925. We have no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert D Lyons had been residing in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona 85365.
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1925 - 1997 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Robert D Lyons was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1963, he was 38 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1977, by the time he was 52 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1985, by the time he was 60 years old, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1997, in the year of Robert D Lyons's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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