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Jeri Buffum (1927 - 2002)

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Jeri Buffum
1927 - 2002
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October 21, 1927
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October 25, 2002
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Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65804
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Jeri Buffum was born on October 21, 1927. She died on October 25, 2002 at age 75. We know that Jeri Buffum had been residing in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65804.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Jeri Buffum passed away on October 25, 2002 at 75 years of age. She was born on October 21, 1927. We have no information about Jeri's family or relationships. We know that Jeri Buffum had been residing in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65804.
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In 1927, in the year that Jeri Buffum was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1957, at the age of 30 years old, Jeri was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1962, when she was 35 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1980, she was 53 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1991, Jeri was 64 years old when on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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