Jay F Groff

(1926 - 1993)

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Jay F Groff
1926 - 1993
Born
September 12, 1926
Death
August 6, 1993
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Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17566
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Jay F Groff was born on September 12, 1926. He was born to Sarah (Bleacher) Groff and Roy C Groff. He died on August 6, 1993 at 66 years old. We know that Jay F Groff had been residing in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17566.
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Jay F Groff passed away on August 6, 1993 at 66 years of age. He was born on September 12, 1926. He was born to Sarah (Bleacher) Groff and Roy C Groff. We know that Jay F Groff had been residing in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17566.

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In 1926, in the year that Jay F Groff was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1937, at the age of merely 11 years old, Jay was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1959, when he was 33 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1979, Jay was 53 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1993, in the year of Jay F Groff's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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