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Vallie K Gilroy (1920 - 1998)

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Vallie K Gilroy
1920 - 1998
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April 16, 1920
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December 23, 1998
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Joppa, Harford County, Maryland 21085
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Vallie K Gilroy was born on April 16, 1920. She died on December 23, 1998 at age 78. We know that Vallie K Gilroy had been residing in Joppa, Harford County, Maryland 21085.
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Vallie K Gilroy passed away on December 23, 1998 at 78 years old. She was born on April 16, 1920. There is no information about Vallie's family or relationships. We know that Vallie K Gilroy had been residing in Joppa, Harford County, Maryland 21085.
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In 1920, in the year that Vallie K Gilroy was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1941, at the age of 21 years old, Vallie was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1967, she was 47 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1981, at the age of 61 years old, Vallie was alive when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1998, in the year of Vallie K Gilroy's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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