Gesten Clay (1901 - 1967)

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Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi

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Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey

Jennie (Clay) Quimby

Jennie (Clay) Quimby

Muhammad Ali vs the Supreme Court

Muhammad Ali vs the Supreme Court

Albert Clay & Mrs. Harve Clay

Albert Clay & Mrs. Harve Clay

Albert Clay of Dassel, Minn.

Albert Clay of Dassel, Minn.

effie and george clay

effie and george clay

Cecil Clay

Cecil Clay

Garrison School, Gr4/5 class, 1962-63, named

Garrison School, Gr4/5 class, 1962-63, named

John G. and Bertha D. Clay Gravesite

John G. and Bertha D. Clay Gravesite

John Gordon Clay

John Gordon Clay

Bertha Dexter (Penisten) Clay

Bertha Dexter (Penisten) Clay

Sharma Juanita Clay

Sharma Juanita Clay

Anna L'Dearra Clay

Anna L'Dearra Clay

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John Gordon Clay with oxen Jack Dempsey Jennie (Clay) Quimby Muhammad Ali vs the Supreme Court

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1901 - In the year that Gesten Clay was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

1908 - This person was merely 7 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1927 - At the age of 26 years old, Gesten was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1950 - At the age of 49 years old, Gesten was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1967 - In the year of Gesten Clay's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Gesten Clay passed away in August 1967 at age 66. No cause of death has been entered. Gesten was born on June 11, 1901. We have no information about Gesten's surviving family. We know that Gesten Clay had been residing in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi.

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