George Reavis (1892 - 1972)

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George Reavis
1892 - 1972
April 9, 1892
May 1972
Last Known Residence
Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02130
George Reavis of Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts was born on April 9, 1892, and died at age 80 years old in May 1972.
Updated: October 3, 2011

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Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02130
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George Reavis passed away at age 80 years old in May 1972. George Reavis of Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts was born on April 9, 1892.

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1892 - 1972 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that George Reavis was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1906, he was just 14 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1928, when he was 36 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1933, he was 41 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1972, in the year of George Reavis's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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