Joel B Whitten (1920 - 2002)

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Joel B Whitten
1920 - 2002
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June 10, 1920
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May 21, 2002
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Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23508
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Joel B Whitten was born on June 10, 1920. He died on May 21, 2002 at age 81. We know that Joel B Whitten had been residing in Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23508.
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Joel B Whitten died on May 21, 2002 at 81 years of age. He was born on June 10, 1920. We have no information about Joel's family or relationships. We know that Joel B Whitten had been residing in Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23508.

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In 1920, in the year that Joel B Whitten was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1962, when he was 42 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1974, at the age of 54 years old, Joel 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 1981, at the age of 61 years old, Joel was alive when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1992, Joel was 72 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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