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John A Rogers (1939 - 2004)

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John A Rogers
1939 - 2004
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June 10, 1939
Death
October 3, 2004
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19136
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John A Rogers was born on June 10, 1939. He died on October 3, 2004 at 65 years old. We know that John A Rogers had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19136.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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John A Rogers passed away on October 3, 2004 at 65 years of age. He was born on June 10, 1939. We have no information about John's surviving family. We know that John A Rogers had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19136.
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In 1939, in the year that John A Rogers was born, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1940, John was just 1 year old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1967, he was 28 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1972, he was 33 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1985, by the time he was 46 years old, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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