James Byrd (1909 - 1983)

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James Byrd
1909 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
James Byrd was born on February 8, 1909. He died in April 1983 at 74 years of age. We know that James Byrd had been residing in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York 10977.


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James Byrd died in April 1983 at 74 years of age. He was born on February 8, 1909. There is no information about James's family or relationships. We know that James Byrd had been residing in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York 10977.
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1909 - 1983 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that James Byrd 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 1921, James was merely 12 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1949, at the age of 40 years old, James was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1955, when he was 46 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1983, in the year of James Byrd's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Born: around 1927
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Born: around 1925
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Mississippi, United States
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Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1915
North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1916
Alabama, United States

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Mar 27, 1917 - Jul 7, 1993
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Jul 6, 1901 - February 1983
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Jan 14, 1956 - Jun 20, 2002
Austell, GA
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May 18, 1891 - January 1967
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May 5, 1912 - October 1981
Jacksonville, Florida
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Feb 23, 1920 - June 1985
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Dec 12, 1951 - June 1982
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