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Walter Lathrop (1895 - 1985)

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Walter Lathrop
1895 - 1985
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August 14, 1895
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November 1985
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Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut 06374
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Walter Lathrop was born on August 14, 1895. He died in November 1985 at age 90. We know that Walter Lathrop had been residing in Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut 06374.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Walter Lathrop passed away in November 1985 at 90 years old. He was born on August 14, 1895. We have no information about Walter's immediate family. We know that Walter Lathrop had been residing in Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut 06374.
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In 1895, in the year that Walter Lathrop was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1937, by the time he was 42 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 1949, he was 54 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1960, by the time he was 65 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1985, in the year of Walter Lathrop's passing, 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

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