J W Odum (1926 - 1995)

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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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1926 - In the year that J W Odum was born, 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%).

1955 - At the age of 29 years old, J was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

1959 - At the age of 33 years old, J was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1983 - J was 57 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1995 - In the year of J W Odum's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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J W Odum died on August 11, 1995 at age 69. No cause of death has been entered. J was born on March 23, 1926. We are unaware of information about J's family. We know that J W Odum had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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