105 - Archibald Kenneth Parlour - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 36.292 W 097° 29.376
14S E 636809 N 3941173
Quick Description: Archibald Kenneth Parlour was born the same year that pioneer woman journalist Nellie Bly begins an attempt to beat travel around the world in less than 80 days (Bly finishes the journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes)
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2011 1:38:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMCX2F
Archibald Kenneth Parlour's final resting place is at Memorial Park Cemetery, south of and between the fountain/tall tower and the mausoleum. He shares a marker with Emma Kelley Parlour.
Text on headstone:
Dec. 7, 1889
July 31, 1995
Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during Archibald's 105 years on earth:
1889: The Brazilian Royal Family is forced into exile in France.
1899: Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
1909: The last United States troops leave Cuba after being there since the Spanish-American War.
1919: Oregon places a one cent per US gallon (0.26¢/liter) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
1929: The longest bridge in the world, the San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge, opens.
1939: Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States
1949: Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow, gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention in the United States.
1959: The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
1969: An American teenager known as 'Robert R.' dies in St. Louis, Missouri, of a baffling medical condition. In 1984 it will be identified as the first confirmed case of HIV/AIDS in North America.
1979: Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
1989: The first of 24 Global Positioning System satellites is placed into orbit.
1995: April 19: the Murrah Federal Building in OKC was bombed by Timothy McVeigh. 168 people died. At the time, it was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. Soil
Location of Headstone: Memorial Park Cemetery, section 47
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