John Ross Sr (1936 - 1987)

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Tyler, Smith County, Texas

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1936 - In the year that John Ross Sr was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

1949 - When he was just 13 years old, 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."

1959 - At the age of 23 years old, John was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1978 - He was 42 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1987 - In the year of John Ross Sr's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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John Ross Sr passed away in July 1987 at 51 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on June 20, 1936. We are unaware of information about John's family. We know that John Ross Sr had been residing in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

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