James Kilgour (1947 - 1962)

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James Kilgour
1947 - 1962
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1947
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1962
Melbourne, Australia
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James Kilgour was born in 1947. He is the child of Archibald Kilgour and Eileen Hennessy Kilgour. He died in 1962 in Melbourne, Australia at 15 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James Kilgour passed away in 1962 in Melbourne, Australia at age 15. He was born in 1947. He is the child of Archibald Kilgour and Eileen Hennessy Kilgour.

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In 1947, in the year that James Kilgour was born, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, when he was just 3 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1952, when he was just 5 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1962, in the year of James Kilgour's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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