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James W Ellis (1920 - 1994)

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James W Ellis
1920 - 1994
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August 7, 1920
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March 1, 1994
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19141
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James W Ellis was born on August 7, 1920. He died on March 1, 1994 at age 73. We know that James W Ellis had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19141.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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James W Ellis died on March 1, 1994 at 73 years old. He was born on August 7, 1920. We have no information about James' family. We know that James W Ellis had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19141.
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In 1920, in the year that James W Ellis was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1948, James was 28 years old when 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 33 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1963, by the time he was 43 years old, 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 1994, in the year of James W Ellis's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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