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101 - Quy Nguyen - Memphis Memorial Park - Memphis, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 06.849 W 089° 52.502
16S E 237975 N 3889485
Quick Description: Centenarian Quy Nguyen is laid to rest at the northwest corner of Memphis Memorial Park
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2019 11:07:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM11KPW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:
The final resting place of centenarian Quy Nguyen is at the northwest side of the cemetery. His single horizontal marker has the following text:
Quy Nguyen
May 12, 1907
Jan. 4, 2009

According to the Legacy website:

QUY NGUYEN, 101, of Collierville, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009. He was born in Vietnam on May 12, 1907 and immigrated to the United States in 1975. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bong Pham Nguyen and a son, Bihn Nguyen. Survivors include his son and two daughters and their spouses.

Some historical events that occurred during Quy's time on earth:

1907: Guardians of the Irish Crown Jewels notice that they have been stolen.
1917: The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
1927: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 strikes 700,000 people, in the greatest natural disaster in American history through this time.
1937: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
1947: The Tom and Jerry cartoon Cat Fishin', is released.
1957: The Africanized bee is accidentally released in Brazil.
1967: Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to the United States via the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
1977: U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam War draft evaders.
1987: The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show
1997: The 69th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, are held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, with The English Patient winning Best Picture.
2008: SpaceX Falcon 1 becomes the world's first privately developed space launch vehicle to successfully make orbit
Location of Headstone: Memphis Memorial Park

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