Jane W George (1913 - 2003)

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Jane W George
1913 - 2003
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December 26, 1913
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December 28, 2003
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San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94122
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Jane W George was born on December 26, 1913. She died on December 28, 2003 at 90 years of age. We know that Jane W George had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94122.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jane W George passed away on December 28, 2003 at 90 years old. She was born on December 26, 1913. There is no information about Jane's family or relationships. We know that Jane W George had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California 94122.

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In 1913, in the year that Jane W George was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1935, by the time she was 22 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1968, by the time she was 55 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1986, by the time she was 73 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1990, at the age of 77 years old, Jane was alive when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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