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Thelma Lee (1904 - 1986)

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Thelma Lee
1904 - 1986
Born
September 9, 1904
Death
October 1986
Last Known Residence
New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 16101
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Thelma Lee of New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania was born on September 9, 1904, and died at age 82 years old in October 1986.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 21142685

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Thelma Lee passed away at age 82 years old in October 1986. Thelma Lee of New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania was born on September 9, 1904.

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Thelma Lee lived 11 years longer than the average Lee family member when she died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Lee family member is 71.
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1904 - 1986 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Thelma Lee was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1931, at the age of 27 years old, Thelma was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1951, at the age of 47 years old, Thelma was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1960, she was 56 years old when 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 1986, in the year of Thelma Lee'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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