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Jordan Akins (1907 - 1987)

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Jordan Akins
1907 - 1987
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March 19, 1907
Death
August 1987
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Georgia 30245
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Jordan Akins was born on March 19, 1907. He died in August 1987 at 80 years old. We know that Jordan Akins had been residing in Georgia 30245.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Jordan Akins died in August 1987 at age 80. He was born on March 19, 1907. We are unaware of information about Jordan's immediate family. We know that Jordan Akins had been residing in Georgia 30245.
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In 1907, in the year that Jordan Akins was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1945, by the time he was 38 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1968, at the age of 61 years old, Jordan was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1977, by the time he was 70 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1987, in the year of Jordan Akins's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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