Vera L Turner (1918 - 1996)

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Vera L Turner
1918 - 1996
July 23, 1918
March 17, 1996
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Opp, Covington County, Alabama 36467
Vera L Turner was born on July 23, 1918. She died on March 17, 1996 at age 77. We know that Vera L Turner had been residing in Opp, Covington County, Alabama 36467.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Vera L Turner passed away on March 17, 1996 at 77 years old. She was born on July 23, 1918. We are unaware of information about Vera's family. We know that Vera L Turner had been residing in Opp, Covington County, Alabama 36467.

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In 1918, in the year that Vera L Turner was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1942, she was 24 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1964, at the age of 46 years old, Vera was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1976, she was 58 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1996, in the year of Vera L Turner's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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