Walter Byrd

(1911 - 1997)

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Walter Byrd
1911 - 1997
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June 26, 1911
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June 25, 1997
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Bald Knob, White County, Arkansas 72010
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Walter Byrd was born on June 26, 1911. He died on June 25, 1997 at age 85. We know that Walter Byrd had been residing in Bald Knob, White County, Arkansas 72010.
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Walter Byrd died on June 25, 1997 at age 85. He was born on June 26, 1911. There is no information about Walter's immediate family. We know that Walter Byrd had been residing in Bald Knob, White County, Arkansas 72010.

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In 1911, in the year that Walter Byrd was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1926, when he was just 15 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1978, Walter was 67 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1988, Walter was 77 years old 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 1997, in the year of Walter Byrd's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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