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Andrew Jacobs (1916 - 1983)

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Andrew Jacobs
1916 - 1983
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December 4, 1916
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April 1983
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Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07208
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Andrew Jacobs was born on December 4, 1916. He died in April 1983 at age 66. We know that Andrew Jacobs had been residing in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07208.
Updated: November 13, 2011
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Andrew Jacobs passed away in April 1983 at age 66. He was born on December 4, 1916. We are unaware of information about Andrew's family. We know that Andrew Jacobs had been residing in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07208.
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In 1916, in the year that Andrew Jacobs was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1927, he was only 11 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1948, he was 32 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 1962, Andrew was 46 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1983, in the year of Andrew Jacobs's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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