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Wanda L Gaulden (1917 - 1995)

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Wanda L Gaulden
1917 - 1995
Born
March 9, 1917
Death
September 2, 1995
Last Known Residence
McKinney, Collin County, Texas 75069
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Wanda L Gaulden of McKinney, Collin County, Texas was born on March 9, 1917, and died at age 78 years old on September 2, 1995.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 66708675

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Wanda Gaulden passed away at age 78 years old on September 2, 1995. Wanda L Gaulden of McKinney, Collin County, Texas was born on March 9, 1917.

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Wanda L Gaulden lived 7 years longer than the average Gaulden family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Gaulden family member is 71.
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In 1917, in the year that Wanda L Gaulden was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1965, she was 48 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1978, at the age of 61 years old, Wanda was alive 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, when she was 71 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1995, in the year of Wanda L Gaulden'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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