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Jo R Lemke (1931 - 2001)

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Jo R Lemke
1931 - 2001
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July 24, 1931
Death
June 22, 2001
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Waco, McLennan County, Texas 76710
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Jo R Lemke was born on July 24, 1931. Jo died on June 22, 2001 at 69 years old. We know that Jo R Lemke had been residing in Waco, McLennan County, Texas 76710.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Jo R Lemke passed away on June 22, 2001 at age 69. Jo was born on July 24, 1931. There is no information about Jo's family or relationships. We know that Jo R Lemke had been residing in Waco, McLennan County, Texas 76710.
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In 1931, in the year that Jo R Lemke was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1949, at the age of 18 years old, Jo was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1951, this person was 20 years old when 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 1967, by the time this person was 36 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1971, when this person was 40 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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