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W Laurie (1892 - 1974)

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W Laurie
1892 - 1974
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September 19, 1892
Death
June 1974
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Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236
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W Laurie was born on September 19, 1892. W died in June 1974 at 81 years of age. We know that W Laurie had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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W Laurie died in June 1974 at 81 years old. W was born on September 19, 1892. We are unaware of information about W's family. We know that W Laurie had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48236.
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In 1892, in the year that W Laurie was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1922, at the age of 30 years old, W was alive when from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1934, W was 42 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1951, this person was 59 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1974, in the year of W Laurie's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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