James C Craft (1908 - 1995)

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James C Craft
1908 - 1995
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November 20, 1908
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May 30, 1995
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Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370
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James C Craft was born on November 20, 1908. He died on May 30, 1995 at 86 years of age. We know that James C Craft had been residing in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370.
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James C Craft died on May 30, 1995 at 86 years of age. He was born on November 20, 1908. We are unaware of information about James's family or relationships. We know that James C Craft had been residing in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370.

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In 1908, in the year that James C Craft was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1917, at the age of only 9 years old, James was alive when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1923, at the age of only 15 years old, James was alive when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1949, when he was 41 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1995, in the year of James C Craft's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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