Willard M Lane (1924 - 1995)

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Willard M Lane
1924 - 1995
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September 15, 1924
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February 10, 1995
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Dade City, Pasco County, Florida 33525
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Willard M Lane was born on September 15, 1924. He died on February 10, 1995 at 70 years old. We know that Willard M Lane had been residing in Dade City, Pasco County, Florida 33525.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willard M Lane died on February 10, 1995 at 70 years old. He was born on September 15, 1924. We are unaware of information about Willard's family or relationships. We know that Willard M Lane had been residing in Dade City, Pasco County, Florida 33525.

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In 1924, in the year that Willard M Lane was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1934, by the time he was merely 10 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1951, Willard was 27 years old when 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 40 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1995, in the year of Willard M Lane's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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