James L Wynn (1908 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1908 - In the year that James L Wynn was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

1925 - By the time he was 17 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1962 - When he was 54 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1968 - James was 60 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

1987 - In the year of James L Wynn's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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James L Wynn passed away on November 28, 1987 at age 79. There is no known cause of death. He was born on September 9, 1908. We have no information about James's surviving family. We know that James L Wynn had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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