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Eugene George Jr (1926 - 1986)

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Eugene George
1926 - 1986
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April 4, 1926
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May 11, 1986
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48207
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Eugene George Jr was born on April 4, 1926. He died on May 11, 1986 at age 60. We know that Eugene George Jr had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48207.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Eugene George Jr passed away on May 11, 1986 at 60 years of age. He was buried in Ft. Custer National Cemetery Section 1 Site 318, Augusta, Michigan . He was born on April 4, 1926. We have no information about Eugene's surviving family. We know that Eugene George Jr had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48207.
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In 1926, in the year that Eugene George Jr was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, he was only 10 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1949, he was 23 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 1974, at the age of 48 years old, Eugene was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1986, in the year of Eugene George Jr's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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