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Jessie Burgins (1889 - 1979)

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Jessie Burgins
1889 - 1979
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March 23, 1889
Death
January 1979
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Glenmora, Rapides County, Louisiana 71433
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Jessie Burgins was born on March 23, 1889. She died in January 1979 at 89 years old. We know that Jessie Burgins had been residing in Glenmora, Rapides County, Louisiana 71433.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Jessie Burgins died in January 1979 at age 89. She was born on March 23, 1889. We are unaware of information about Jessie's immediate family. We know that Jessie Burgins had been residing in Glenmora, Rapides County, Louisiana 71433.
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In 1889, in the year that Jessie Burgins was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1936, at the age of 47 years old, Jessie was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1948, Jessie was 59 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1958, she was 69 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1979, in the year of Jessie Burgins's passing, 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.

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