James J Emerson (1942 - 2008)

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James J Emerson
1942 - 2008
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May 21, 1942
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April 4, 2008
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Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington 99403
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James J Emerson was born on May 21, 1942. He died on April 4, 2008 at 65 years old. We know that James J Emerson had been residing in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington 99403.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James J Emerson died on April 4, 2008 at 65 years of age. He was born on May 21, 1942. We are unaware of information about James's family or relationships. We know that James J Emerson had been residing in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington 99403.

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In 1942, in the year that James J Emerson was born, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1961, James was 19 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1974, by the time he was 32 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1986, by the time he was 44 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1995, by the time he was 53 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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