James Ricketts (1892 - 1978)

James Ricketts
1892 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
James Ricketts was born on July 26, 1892. He died in December 1978 at 86 years of age. We know that James Ricketts had been residing in Sterling, Rice County, Kansas 67579.
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James Ricketts passed away in December 1978 at age 86. He was born on July 26, 1892. There is no information about James's family or relationships. We know that James Ricketts had been residing in Sterling, Rice County, Kansas 67579.
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In 1892, in the year that James Ricketts was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1904, at the age of merely 12 years old, James was alive when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1911, at the age of 19 years old, James was alive when the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1958, he was 66 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1978, in the year of James Ricketts's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Jan 11, 1882 - October 1974
Aug 1, 1928 - May 1984
Jun 30, 1929 - May 29, 2008
Apr 29, 1972 - Oct 24, 2009
Jun 29, 1936 - Oct 27, 1999
Oct 18, 1933 - Nov 5, 2006
May 11, 1935 - Jul 14, 1998
Aug 29, 1939 - Aug 18, 1995
May 29, 1919 - Feb 20, 1996
Oct 7, 1907 - Jan 26, 1988
Mar 9, 1909 - February 1978
Jan 9, 1920 - September 1978
May 11, 1911 - Jan 12, 1989
Nov 11, 1901 - December 1983
Feb 10, 1923 - May 5, 2007
Oct 28, 1955 - Jun 20, 1992
Aug 9, 1908 - April 1982
Dec 20, 1887 - February 1968
Dec 3, 1899 - November 1975
Jun 27, 1916 - Feb 11, 1998

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