James Gillette (1886 - 1963)

James Gillette
1886 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
James Gillette was born on May 30, 1886. He died in November 1963 at 77 years old. We know that James Gillette had been residing in Illinois.
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James Gillette passed away in November 1963 at 77 years of age. He was born on May 30, 1886. There is no information about James's family. We know that James Gillette had been residing in Illinois.
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In 1886, in the year that James Gillette was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1895, he was just 9 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1921, when he was 35 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1946, when he was 60 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1963, in the year of James Gillette's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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Other James Gillettes

c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1907 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1921 - Unknown
c. 1905 - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown
c. 1909 - Unknown
c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown
c. 1928 - Unknown
Aug 20, 1916 - Jan 11, 1945
Aug 10, 1927 - Nov 6, 1981
Nov 1, 1972 - Mar 16, 1990
May 6, 1927 - Feb 2, 1991
Sep 18, 1918 - Feb 5, 1982
c. 1868 - Mar 6, 1924
c. 1915 - Mar 15, 1917
c. 1968 - Unknown
c. 1962 - Unknown

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Oct 17, 1911 - January 1984
Jun 6, 1948 - Jul 4, 1994
Oct 12, 1913 - Jan 19, 1994
Jun 30, 1919 - Nov 8, 2000
Oct 7, 1924 - Oct 4, 2005
Jul 2, 1927 - Jan 13, 2002
Oct 4, 1928 - Jun 24, 1999
Jul 2, 1962 - Aug 20, 1999
Apr 29, 1921 - Oct 21, 1990
Feb 6, 1917 - Jan 4, 2008
Jan 1, 1917 - Oct 29, 2010
Sep 19, 1910 - Jun 13, 2003
Dec 24, 1913 - Oct 13, 1988
Sep 16, 1920 - Jan 29, 1991
Oct 17, 1926 - Mar 30, 2006
Dec 28, 1909 - May 1985
Oct 14, 1930 - August 1969

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