Adina Jackson (1916 - 2007)

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Adina Jackson
1916 - 2007
February 13, 1916
February 11, 2007
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11233
Adina Jackson was born on February 13, 1916. She died on February 11, 2007 at 90 years old. We know that Adina Jackson had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11233.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Adina Jackson passed away on February 11, 2007 at age 90. She was born on February 13, 1916. We are unaware of information about Adina's surviving family. We know that Adina Jackson had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11233.

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In 1916, in the year that Adina Jackson was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1928, Adina was merely 12 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1941, at the age of 25 years old, Adina was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1974, when she was 58 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1986, at the age of 70 years old, Adina was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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