Willard Lane (1923 - 2007)

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Willard Lane
1923 - 2007
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June 11, 1923
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February 7, 2007
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Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, North Carolina 28654
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Willard Lane was born on June 11, 1923. He died on February 7, 2007 at age 83. We know that Willard Lane had been residing in Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, North Carolina 28654.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willard Lane passed away on February 7, 2007 at 83 years of age. He was born on June 11, 1923. There is no information about Willard's surviving family. We know that Willard Lane had been residing in Moravian Falls, Wilkes County, North Carolina 28654.

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In 1923, in the year that Willard Lane was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1946, by the time he was 23 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1962, at the age of 39 years old, Willard was alive when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1976, he was 53 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1990, Willard was 67 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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