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Geraldine I Gowan (1923 - 1998)

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Geraldine I Gowan
1923 - 1998
Born
July 3, 1923
Death
June 24, 1998
Last Known Residence
Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana 46783
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Geraldine I Gowan of Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana was born on July 3, 1923, and died at age 74 years old on June 24, 1998.
Updated: November 3, 2011
Biography ID: 50920224

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Geraldine Gowan passed away at age 74 years old on June 24, 1998. Geraldine I Gowan of Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana was born on July 3, 1923.

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Geraldine I Gowan lived 2 years longer than the average Gowan family member when she died at the age of 74.
The average age of a Gowan family member is 72.
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1923 - 1998 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that Geraldine I Gowan was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1947, she was 24 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1978, Geraldine was 55 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1986, at the age of 63 years old, Geraldine was alive when 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.

In 1998, in the year of Geraldine I Gowan's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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