Jane George (1917 - 1997)

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Jane George
1917 - 1997
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July 13, 1917
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July 4, 1997
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Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan 49443
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Jane George was born on July 13, 1917. She died on July 4, 1997 at 79 years old. We know that Jane George had been residing in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan 49443.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jane George passed away on July 4, 1997 at age 79. She was born on July 13, 1917. We are unaware of information about Jane's family or relationships. We know that Jane George had been residing in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan 49443.

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In 1917, in the year that Jane George was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1923, Jane was merely 6 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1935, at the age of 18 years old, Jane was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1984, at the age of 67 years old, Jane was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1997, in the year of Jane George's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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