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James Rollie Pitts (1936 - 1976)

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James Rollie Pitts
1936 - 1976
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August 28, 1936
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February 4, 1976
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James Rollie Pitts was born on August 28, 1936. He died on February 4, 1976 at 39 years old.
Updated: August 24, 2013
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James Rollie Pitts passed away on February 4, 1976 at 39 years of age. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section K Site 612, St. Louis, Missouri . He was born on August 28, 1936. There is no information about James' surviving family.
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In 1936, in the year that James Rollie Pitts was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1944, he was only 8 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1953, at the age of 17 years old, James was alive when 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 1964, when he was 28 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1976, in the year of James Rollie Pitts's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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