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Andrew B Jacobs (1917 - 2006)

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Andrew B Jacobs
1917 - 2006
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August 22, 1917
Death
April 9, 2006
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San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94134
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Andrew B Jacobs was born on August 22, 1917. He died on April 9, 2006 at 88 years old. We know that Andrew B Jacobs had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94134.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Andrew B Jacobs passed away on April 9, 2006 at 88 years of age. He was born on August 22, 1917. We have no information about Andrew's immediate family. We know that Andrew B Jacobs had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94134.
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In 1917, in the year that Andrew B Jacobs was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1948, Andrew was 31 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1952, Andrew was 35 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1975, he was 58 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1990, he was 73 years old when 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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