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Jimmie Lee Taylor Sr (1931 - 2000)

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Jimmie Lee Taylor
1931 - 2000
Born
May 25, 1931
Death
July 1, 2000
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El Paso, El Paso County, Texas 79924
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Jimmie Lee Taylor Sr was born on May 25, 1931. He died on July 1, 2000 at age 69. We know that Jimmie Lee Taylor Sr had been residing in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas 79924.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Jimmie Lee Taylor Sr died on July 1, 2000 at age 69. He was buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Section M Site 2047, El Paso, Texas . He was born on May 25, 1931. There is no information about Jimmie's immediate family.
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In 1931, in the year that Jimmie Lee Taylor Sr was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1951, by the time he was 20 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, at the age of 33 years old, Jimmie was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1974, at the age of 43 years old, Jimmie was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1995, he was 64 years old when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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