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Janie Bowman (1887 - 1977)

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Janie Bowman
1887 - 1977
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December 16, 1887
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December 1977
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Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701
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Janie Bowman was born on December 16, 1887. She died in December 1977 at 89 years old. We know that Janie Bowman had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Janie Bowman died in December 1977 at 89 years of age. She was born on December 16, 1887. We are unaware of information about Janie's family. We know that Janie Bowman had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701.
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In 1887, in the year that Janie Bowman was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1904, by the time she was 17 years old, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1940, when she was 53 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1961, at the age of 74 years old, Janie was alive when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1977, in the year of Janie Bowman's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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