Diana James (1921 - 1999)

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Diana James
1921 - 1999
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October 5, 1921
Death
February 24, 1999
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Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina 29640
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Diana James was born on October 5, 1921. She died on February 24, 1999 at 77 years old. We know that Diana James had been residing in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina 29640.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Diana James died on February 24, 1999 at 77 years of age. She was born on October 5, 1921. We have no information about Diana's surviving family. We know that Diana James had been residing in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina 29640.

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In 1921, in the year that Diana James was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1945, by the time she was 24 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1958, at the age of 37 years old, Diana was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1965, by the time she was 44 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1979, by the time she was 58 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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