James M Weems (1948 - 2004)

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James M Weems
1948 - 2004
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October 13, 1948
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February 1, 2004
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Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi 39437
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James M Weems was born on October 13, 1948. He died on February 1, 2004 at age 55. We know that James M Weems had been residing in Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi 39437.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James M Weems died on February 1, 2004 at 55 years old. He was born on October 13, 1948. We are unaware of information about James's family. We know that James M Weems had been residing in Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi 39437.

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In 1948, in the year that James M Weems was born, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1953, when he was only 5 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1977, when he was 29 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1989, at the age of 41 years old, James was alive when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1996, at the age of 48 years old, James was alive when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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