Jd Draper (1908 - 1973)

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Jd Draper
1908 - 1973
January 8, 1908
August 1973
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Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina 28081
Jd Draper was born on January 8, 1908. Jd died in August 1973 at age 65. We know that Jd Draper had been residing in Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina 28081.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Jd Draper died in August 1973 at age 65. Jd was born on January 8, 1908. We are unaware of information about Jd's family. We know that Jd Draper had been residing in Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina 28081.

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In 1908, in the year that Jd Draper was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1926, at the age of 18 years old, Jd was alive when 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 1952, Jd was 44 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1965, when this person was 57 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1973, in the year of Jd Draper's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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