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Jessie Reed (1926 - 1982)

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Jessie Reed
1926 - 1982
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April 14, 1926
Death
June 1982
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Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas 77301
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Jessie Reed was born on April 14, 1926. She died in June 1982 at 56 years of age. We know that Jessie Reed had been residing in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas 77301.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Jessie Reed died in June 1982 at 56 years of age. She was born on April 14, 1926. There is no information about Jessie's immediate family. We know that Jessie Reed had been residing in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas 77301.
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In 1926, in the year that Jessie Reed 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 1953, Jessie was 27 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1964, when she was 38 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1976, by the time she was 50 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1982, in the year of Jessie Reed's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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