Earl Jockers (1908 - 1986)

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Earl Jockers
1908 - 1986
December 3, 1908
Queens County, New York
May 1986
Last Known Residence
Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33908
Earl Jockers of Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida was born on December 3, 1908 in Queens County, New York, and died at age 77 years old in May 1986.
Updated: October 3, 2011

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Earl Jockers passed away at age 77 years old in May 1986. Earl Jockers of Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida was born on December 3, 1908 in Queens County, New York.

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In 1908, in the year that Earl Jockers was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1934, at the age of 26 years old, Earl was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1949, Earl was 41 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1970, Earl was 62 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1986, in the year of Earl Jockers's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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