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Evelyn R Jones (1895 - 1993)

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Evelyn R Jones
1895 - 1993
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January 31, 1895
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June 19, 1993
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Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut 06234
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Evelyn R Jones was born on January 31, 1895. She died on June 19, 1993 at 98 years of age. We know that Evelyn R Jones had been residing in Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut 06234.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Evelyn R Jones died on June 19, 1993 at 98 years of age. She was born on January 31, 1895. There is no information about Evelyn's family. We know that Evelyn R Jones had been residing in Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut 06234.
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In 1895, in the year that Evelyn R Jones was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1931, she was 36 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1949, by the time she was 54 years old, 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 1956, by the time she was 61 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1993, in the year of Evelyn R Jones's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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