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Winifred F Baker (1924 - 1999)

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Winifred F Baker
1924 - 1999
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January 24, 1924
Death
March 20, 1999
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Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95403
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Winifred F Baker was born on January 24, 1924. She died on March 20, 1999 at age 75. We know that Winifred F Baker had been residing in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95403.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Winifred F Baker passed away on March 20, 1999 at age 75. She was born on January 24, 1924. We have no information about Winifred's family or relationships. We know that Winifred F Baker had been residing in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95403.
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In 1924, in the year that Winifred F Baker was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1956, she was 32 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1961, at the age of 37 years old, Winifred was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1976, by the time she was 52 years old, 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, by the time she was 66 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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