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Sarah L Morgan (1921 - 2009)

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Sarah L Morgan
1921 - 2009
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January 22, 1921
Death
January 23, 2009
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Opelika, Lee County, Alabama 36801
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Sarah L Morgan was born on January 22, 1921. She died on January 23, 2009 at 88 years old. We know that Sarah L Morgan had been residing in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama 36801.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Sarah L Morgan passed away on January 23, 2009 at 88 years of age. She was born on January 22, 1921. We have no information about Sarah's surviving family. We know that Sarah L Morgan had been residing in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama 36801.
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In 1921, in the year that Sarah L Morgan was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1950, at the age of 29 years old, Sarah was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1960, when she was 39 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1978, she was 57 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1980, Sarah was 59 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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