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Wilma L Young (1922 - 2006)

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Wilma L Young
1922 - 2006
Born
July 21, 1922
Death
June 11, 2006
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Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 62930
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Wilma L Young was born on July 21, 1922. She died on June 11, 2006 at 83 years of age. We know that Wilma L Young had been residing in Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 62930.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Wilma L Young passed away on June 11, 2006 at age 83. She was born on July 21, 1922. There is no information about Wilma's immediate family. We know that Wilma L Young had been residing in Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 62930.
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In 1922, in the year that Wilma L Young was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1959, she was 37 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, at the age of 45 years old, Wilma was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1972, she was 50 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1983, she was 61 years old when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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