Verne W King

(1918 - 1995)

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Verne W King
1918 - 1995
Born
November 18, 1918
Death
April 8, 1995
Last Known Residence
Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska 68874
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Verne W King was born on November 18, 1918. Verne died on April 8, 1995 at 76 years old. We know that Verne W King had been residing in Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska 68874.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Verne W King passed away on April 8, 1995 at age 76. Verne was born on November 18, 1918. We have no information about Verne's family. We know that Verne W King had been residing in Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska 68874.

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In 1918, in the year that Verne W King was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1927, by the time this person was merely 9 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1937, by the time this person was 19 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1985, by the time this person was 67 years old, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1995, in the year of Verne W King's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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