102 - Lon Bassett - Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Norman, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 14.597 W 097° 26.375
14S E 641973 N 3901138
Quick Description: Lon Bassett was born the same year that Booker T. Washington delivered the Atlanta Compromise speech.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/19/2013 10:13:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMJQMX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
The final resting place of Lon Bassett is at the west side of the cemetery, just north of the drive.

Text on marker:


Oct. 21, 1895
Nov. 14, 1968

Apr. 14, 1895
Nov. 17, 1997

Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during Lon's time on earth:

1895: The first game of what will become known as rugby league football is played in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.
1905: The play The Scarlet Pimpernel opens at the New Theatre in London and begins a run of 122 performances and numerous revivals.
1915: Charlie Chaplin's film The Tramp released.
1925: F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
1935: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest. It will be made famous by Woody Guthrie in his "dust bowl ballads".
1945: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
1955: First edition of the Guinness Book of Records is published, in London.
1965: Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang appear on the cover of Time.
1975: U.S. President Ford posthumously restores the U.S. citizenship of General Robert E. Lee, leader of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
1985: South Africa ends its ban on interracial marriages.
1997: India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
Location of Headstone: Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery

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