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James J Griffiss

(1904 - 1996)

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James J Griffiss
1904 - 1996
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June 17, 1904
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August 29, 1996
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Lookout Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee 37350
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James J Griffiss was born on June 17, 1904. He died on August 29, 1996 at age 92. We know that James J Griffiss had been residing in Lookout Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee 37350.
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James J Griffiss passed away on August 29, 1996 at 92 years old. He was born on June 17, 1904. We are unaware of information about James's family or relationships. We know that James J Griffiss had been residing in Lookout Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee 37350.

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In 1904, in the year that James J Griffiss was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1911, he was merely 7 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1946, when he was 42 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1966, he was 62 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1996, in the year of James J Griffiss's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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