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Jannie Wilkins (1905 - 1981)

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Jannie Wilkins
1905 - 1981
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May 31, 1905
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September 1981
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Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland 21921
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Jannie Wilkins was born on May 31, 1905. She died in September 1981 at age 76. We know that Jannie Wilkins had been residing in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland 21921.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Jannie Wilkins passed away in September 1981 at 76 years old. She was born on May 31, 1905. We are unaware of information about Jannie's family or relationships. We know that Jannie Wilkins had been residing in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland 21921.
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In 1905, in the year that Jannie Wilkins was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1914, at the age of merely 9 years old, Jannie was alive when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1952, when she was 47 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1961, by the time she was 56 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1981, in the year of Jannie Wilkins's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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