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Johnnie J Jackson (1938 - 2000)

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Johnnie J Jackson
1938 - 2000
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April 9, 1938
Death
January 31, 2000
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Riverdale, Cook County, Illinois 60827
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Johnnie J Jackson was born on April 9, 1938. He died on January 31, 2000 at age 61. We know that Johnnie J Jackson had been residing in Riverdale, Cook County, Illinois 60827.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Johnnie J Jackson passed away on January 31, 2000 at 61 years old. He was born on April 9, 1938. We have no information about Johnnie's family or relationships. We know that Johnnie J Jackson had been residing in Riverdale, Cook County, Illinois 60827.
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In 1938, in the year that Johnnie J Jackson was born, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1947, Johnnie was merely 9 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, by the time he was only 12 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1979, when he was 41 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1981, when he was 43 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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