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Wilma Daigle (1925 - 1998)

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Wilma Daigle
1925 - 1998
Born
March 20, 1925
Death
January 30, 1998
Last Known Residence
Iota, Acadia County, Louisiana 70543
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Wilma Daigle of Iota, Acadia County, Louisiana was born on March 20, 1925, and died at age 72 years old on January 30, 1998.
Updated: November 5, 2011
Biography ID: 63849640

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Wilma Daigle passed away at age 72 years old on January 30, 1998. Wilma Daigle of Iota, Acadia County, Louisiana was born on March 20, 1925.

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Wilma Daigle lived 1 year longer than the average Daigle family member when she died at the age of 72.
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1925 - 1998 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that Wilma Daigle was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1932, she was merely 7 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1964, by the time she was 39 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, she was 50 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1998, in the year of Wilma Daigle'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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