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Jessica Leigh Amelang (1977 - 2008)

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Jessica Leigh Amelang
1977 - 2008
Born
January 23, 1977
Death
November 3, 2008
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Jessica Leigh Amelang was born on January 23, 1977. She died on November 3, 2008 at age 31.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Jessica Leigh Amelang passed away on November 3, 2008 at 31 years old. she was buried in Houston National Cemetery Section R1 Site 105, Houston, Texas . She was born on January 23, 1977. There is no information about Jessica's family or relationships.
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In 1977, in the year that Jessica Leigh Amelang was born, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1980, by the time she was only 3 years old, 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 1987, by the time she was just 10 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1988, Jessica was only 11 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1992, she was only 15 years old when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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