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James J Nesbitt (1895 - 1988)

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James J Nesbitt
1895 - 1988
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June 25, 1895
Death
December 5, 1988
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Johnston, Polk County, Iowa 50131
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James J Nesbitt was born on June 25, 1895. He died on December 5, 1988 at 93 years old. We know that James J Nesbitt had been residing in Johnston, Polk County, Iowa 50131.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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James J Nesbitt passed away on December 5, 1988 at 93 years of age. He was born on June 25, 1895. We are unaware of information about James' family or relationships. We know that James J Nesbitt had been residing in Johnston, Polk County, Iowa 50131.
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In 1895, in the year that James J Nesbitt was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1906, he was merely 11 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1952, by the time he was 57 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1970, he was 75 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1988, in the year of James J Nesbitt's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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