Douglas Jones (1880 - 1974)

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Leland, Washington County, Mississippi

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1880 - In the year that Douglas Jones was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1889 - At the age of merely 9 years old, Douglas was alive when on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

1957 - When he was 77 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1963 - He was 83 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1974 - In the year of Douglas Jones's passing, 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.

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Douglas Jones passed away in February 1974 at 93 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on June 12, 1880. There is no information about Douglas's family. We know that Douglas Jones had been residing in Leland, Washington County, Mississippi.

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