James Darwin (1923 - 1980)

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James Darwin
1923 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
James Darwin was born on August 25, 1923. He died in September 1980 at 57 years of age.


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James Darwin passed away in September 1980 at 57 years old. He was born on August 25, 1923. There is no information about James's family or relationships.
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In 1923, in the year that James Darwin was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1932, at the age of only 9 years old, James was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1953, James was 30 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1975, at the age of 52 years old, James was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1980, in the year of James Darwin's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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James S Darwin
Born: around 1916
Tennessee, United States
James L Darwin
Born: around 1919
Texas, United States
James N Darwin
Born: around 1917
Texas, United States
James P Darwin
Born: around 1928
Alabama, United States
James Darwin
Footscray, Australia
James Vernon Darwin
1885 - 1964
Ballarat, Australia
James Darwin
1853 - 1911
Bendigo, Australia
James N. Darwin Ii
Born: around 1960
James K. Darwin
Born: around 1953
James W. Darwin
Born: around 1912
James C Darwin
Mar 21, 1898 - Apr 2, 1976

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Hazel Darwin
Aug 9, 1908 - October 1973
Escondido, California
William E Darwin
Jan 11, 1941 - May 11, 1999
M L Darwin
Feb 27, 1955 - May 1989
Pamela A Darwin
Feb 24, 1956 - Oct 3, 2008
Pacita B Darwin
Jul 4, 1924 - Jun 26, 1999
Reno, NV
Walton S Darwin
Feb 4, 1935 - Apr 16, 2002
Texas City, TX
Walton Darwin
Sep 3, 1902 - October 1969
Hallwood, Virginia
Walton P Darwin
Jan 10, 1876 - December 1987
Hyattsville, MD
Hazel M Darwin
Aug 26, 1911 - Aug 16, 2009
Albuquerque, NM
Sarah F Darwin
Dec 19, 1915 - February 1991
Tupelo, MS
Blanche Darwin
Dec 29, 1885 - December 1974
New Albany, Mississippi
Mary Darwin
Jan 20, 1894 - October 1977
John Darwin
Feb 1, 1899 - December 1985
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Bernard Darwin
Aug 5, 1895 - October 1970
Tempe, Arizona
James C Darwin
Mar 21, 1898 - Apr 2, 1976
Freeman A Darwin
Oct 9, 1908 - Oct 27, 1997
Raymond Darwin
Mar 5, 1899 - June 1969
Prairie Village, Kansas
Alfred L. Darwin Jr
Born: around 1965
Maria I. (Gonzalez) Darwin
Born: around 1973
Richard L. Darwin
Born: around 1978

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