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Josephine Brown (1918 - 1974)

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Josephine Brown
1918 - 1974
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June 8, 1918
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August 1974
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Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois 62982
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Josephine Brown was born on June 8, 1918. She died in August 1974 at age 56. We know that Josephine Brown had been residing in Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois 62982.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Josephine Brown died in August 1974 at age 56. She was born on June 8, 1918. There is no information about Josephine's family. We know that Josephine Brown had been residing in Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois 62982.
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In 1918, in the year that Josephine Brown was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1931, she was just 13 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, Josephine was 24 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1953, by the time she was 35 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1974, in the year of Josephine Brown's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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