Eskridge White (1914 - 1997)

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Eskridge White
1914 - 1997
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August 13, 1914
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December 4, 1997
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Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46409
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Eskridge White was born on August 13, 1914. Eskridge died on December 4, 1997 at age 83. We know that Eskridge White had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46409.
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Eskridge White died on December 4, 1997 at 83 years old. Eskridge was born on August 13, 1914. There is no information about Eskridge's family or relationships. We know that Eskridge White had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana 46409.

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In 1914, in the year that Eskridge White was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1929, this person was just 15 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1936, at the age of 22 years old, Eskridge was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1963, this person was 49 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1997, in the year of Eskridge White's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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