Betty Jo Kimball (1922 - 1996)

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Betty Jo Kimball
1922 - 1996
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July 9, 1922
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July 15, 1996
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Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona 85206
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Betty Jo Kimball was born on July 9, 1922. Betty Jo died on July 15, 1996 at age 74. We know that Betty Jo Kimball had been residing in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona 85206.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Betty Jo Kimball died on July 15, 1996 at 74 years old. Betty Jo was born on July 9, 1922. There is no information about Betty Jo's family. We know that Betty Jo Kimball had been residing in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona 85206.

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In 1922, in the year that Betty Jo Kimball was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1942, Betty Jo was 20 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1966, at the age of 44 years old, Betty Jo was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1978, Betty Jo was 56 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1996, in the year of Betty Jo Kimball's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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