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W Mark Durley (1920 - 2002)

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W Mark Durley
1920 - 2002
Born
September 11, 1920
Death
March 24, 2002
Last Known Residence
Fresno, Fresno County, California 93704
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W Mark Durley of Fresno, Fresno County, California was born on September 11, 1920, and died at age 81 years old on March 24, 2002.
Updated: November 12, 2011
Biography ID: 89783284

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W Mark Durley passed away at age 81 years old on March 24, 2002. W Mark Durley of Fresno, Fresno County, California was born on September 11, 1920.

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W Mark Durley lived 11 years longer than the average Durley family member when they died at the age of 81.
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In 1920, in the year that W Mark Durley was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1946, W Mark was 26 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1978, at the age of 58 years old, W Mark was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1988, at the age of 68 years old, W Mark was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1993, W Mark was 73 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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