Willard Lane (1904 - 1977)

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Willard Lane
1904 - 1977
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May 30, 1904
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April 1977
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Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas 78840
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Willard Lane was born on May 30, 1904. He died in April 1977 at 72 years of age. We know that Willard Lane had been residing in Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas 78840.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willard Lane died in April 1977 at age 72. He was born on May 30, 1904. There is no information about Willard's family or relationships. We know that Willard Lane had been residing in Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas 78840.

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In 1904, in the year that Willard Lane was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1936, when he was 32 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1951, by the time he was 47 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1964, he was 60 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1977, in the year of Willard Lane's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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