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James Mccarthy (1928 - 1990)

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James Mccarthy
1928 - 1990
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February 1, 1928
Death
June 17, 1990
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Whitestone, Queens County, New York 11357
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James Mccarthy was born on February 1, 1928. He died on June 17, 1990 at age 62. We know that James Mccarthy had been residing in Whitestone, Queens County, New York 11357.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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James Mccarthy died on June 17, 1990 at age 62. He was born on February 1, 1928. There is no information about James' surviving family. We know that James Mccarthy had been residing in Whitestone, Queens County, New York 11357.
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1928 - 1990 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that James Mccarthy was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1943, he was only 15 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1959, when he was 31 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1963, at the age of 35 years old, James was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1990, in the year of James Mccarthy's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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