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James Owens (1919 - 1987)

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James Owens
1919 - 1987
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July 16, 1919
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October 1987
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Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama 36027
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James Owens was born on July 16, 1919. He died in October 1987 at 68 years old. We know that James Owens had been residing in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama 36027.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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James Owens died in October 1987 at 68 years of age. He was born on July 16, 1919. There is no information about James' family or relationships. We know that James Owens had been residing in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama 36027.
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In 1919, in the year that James Owens was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1949, by the time he was 30 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1959, by the time he was 40 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1974, by the time he was 55 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1987, in the year of James Owens'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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