Jane George (1909 - 1972)

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Jane George
1909 - 1972
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May 14, 1909
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November 1972
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Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California 94040
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Jane George was born on May 14, 1909. She died in November 1972 at age 63. We know that Jane George had been residing in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California 94040.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jane George passed away in November 1972 at age 63. She was born on May 14, 1909. We have no information about Jane's immediate family. We know that Jane George had been residing in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California 94040.

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In 1909, in the year that Jane George was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1932, when she was 23 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1949, at the age of 40 years old, Jane was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1961, by the time she was 52 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1972, in the year of Jane George's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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