J Davis (1909 - 1978)

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J Davis
1909 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
J Davis was born on January 28, 1909. J died in February 1978 at 69 years old. We know that J Davis had been residing in York, Sumter County, Alabama.

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J Davis passed away in February 1978 at 69 years old. J was born on January 28, 1909. We are unaware of information about J's immediate family. We know that J Davis had been residing in York, Sumter County, Alabama.
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1909 - 1978 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that J Davis was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1919, this person was merely 10 years old when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1926, when this person was 17 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1956, J was 47 years old when 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 1978, in the year of J Davis's passing, 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.

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J T Davis
around 1897 - Jul 24, 1916
J S Davis
around 1894 - Apr 9, 1917
J S Davis
around 1880 - Aug 30, 1919
J R Davis
Died: Jul 24, 1916
J R Davis
around 1893 - Feb 5, 1917
J R Davis
Died: Sep 30, 1918
J P Davis
Died: Jul 28, 1942
J P Davis
Died: May 25, 1916
J O Davis
Died: Oct 30, 1917
J L D Davis
Died: Oct 30, 1917
J L Davis
around 1923 - Jul 26, 1944
J J Davis
around 1900 - Apr 12, 1918
J H C Davis
Died: Sep 9, 1915
J H Davis
Died: Aug 18, 1915
J H Davis
Died: Oct 8, 1918
J H Davis
Died: Feb 28, 1915
J H Davis
Died: Jul 19, 1916

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John Davis
Sep 2, 1910 - September 1972
Charles Davis
Sep 27, 1919 - October 1986
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Amos Davis
Jul 6, 1908 - May 1975
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Lester Davis
Jan 30, 1915 - May 1960
Thomas C Davis
Jan 7, 1911 - Jun 17, 1990
Daisy M Davis
Jan 14, 1907 - Jan 22, 1990
Blanche R Davis
Jun 3, 1911 - Feb 12, 2001
Waynesboro, TN
James Davis
Jul 9, 1899 - March 1975
Florence, Alabama
Lee Davis
Mar 3, 1913 - July 1982
Detroit, Michigan
George A Davis
May 3, 1913 - Jul 26, 2001
Findlay, IL
Fred Davis
Oct 10, 1910 - September 1985
Detroit, Michigan
Mildred G Davis
Jan 26, 1917 - Jun 14, 1995
Albuquerque, NM
Luther Davis
Mar 5, 1901 - January 1985
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Tom L Davis
Aug 22, 1908 - Dec 8, 1988
Arnold, MO
Dudley Davis
Apr 20, 1908 - June 1974
Killen, Alabama
Thomas Davis
Oct 19, 1905 - September 1971
Sheffield, Alabama
Walter Davis
Jun 26, 1883 - June 1965
Alabama
Walter Davis
May 13, 1885 - January 1973
Moss Point, Mississippi
Evaleta W Davis
Nov 22, 1917 - Apr 20, 2003
Mobile, AL
Willie Davis
Jul 14, 1904 - November 1980
Northport, Alabama

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