Hanson Jenkins (1904 - 1987)



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Vaughan, Yazoo County, Mississippi

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1904 - In the year that Hanson Jenkins was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

1963 - This person was 59 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1976 - This person was 72 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1980 - This person was 76 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1987 - In the year of Hanson Jenkins's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Hanson Jenkins died in January 1987 at 82 years of age. There is no known cause of death. Hanson was born on April 6, 1904. There is no information about Hanson's surviving family. We know that Hanson Jenkins had been residing in Vaughan, Yazoo County, Mississippi.


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