Rollie Garner (1893 - 1979)

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Rollie Garner
1893 - 1979
May 9, 1893
March 1979
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Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas 75901
Rollie Garner was born on May 9, 1893. Rollie died in March 1979 at 85 years old. We know that Rollie Garner had been residing in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas 75901.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Rollie Garner died in March 1979 at 85 years old. Rollie was born on May 9, 1893. We are unaware of information about Rollie's immediate family. We know that Rollie Garner had been residing in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas 75901.

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In 1893, in the year that Rollie Garner was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1920, at the age of 27 years old, Rollie was alive when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1932, when this person was 39 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1963, when this person was 70 years old, 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 1979, in the year of Rollie Garner's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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