Willard J Lane (1912 - 1998)

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Willard J Lane
1912 - 1998
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January 24, 1912
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April 28, 1998
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Lombard, Du Page County, Illinois 60148
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Willard J Lane was born on January 24, 1912. He died on April 28, 1998 at age 86. We know that Willard J Lane had been residing in Lombard, Du Page County, Illinois 60148.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willard J Lane passed away on April 28, 1998 at 86 years of age. He was born on January 24, 1912. There is no information about Willard's immediate family. We know that Willard J Lane had been residing in Lombard, Du Page County, Illinois 60148.

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In 1912, in the year that Willard J Lane was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1920, when he was merely 8 years old, 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 1936, by the time he was 24 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1976, at the age of 64 years old, Willard was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1998, in the year of Willard J Lane's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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