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James Collins (born 1868)

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James Robert Collins
1868
Born
January 20, 1868
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James Robert Collins was born on January 20, 1868. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Collins.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 484418

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Hubert V. Collins and his 5 sons
1st row - James, Baby - Edward, and George. 2nd row - Arnold, (father) Hubert V., and Arvil Collins.
This photo: the children and husband of Cora Ann Anderson Collins -whose mother was Fronia Ann Atkinson Anderson the daughter of Sarah Bolin Atkinson and Thomas Atkinson Sr.
People in photo include: George H Collins, Edward Collins, Arvil Collins, and Arnold Collins
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James Robert Collinns
This photo was found in Warren Jennings' baby book. It is of his mother's father
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1868 World Events

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In 1868, in the year that James Collins was born, on February 24th, three days after his attempt to dismiss United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton - who was opposed to Johnson's leniency towards the former Confederacy - the US House of Representatives voted (126 to 47) to impeach Andrew Johnson. Johnson was later acquitted in the Senate by one vote short of the required 2/3rds.Senators crossed party lines to keep Johnson as President.

In 1894, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1948, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1960, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1970, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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