Josephine (Brown) Harris (1903 - 1978)

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Josephine (Brown) Harris
1903 - 1978
December 25, 1903
Mississippi United States
Illinois United States
Josephine (Brown) Harris was born on December 25, 1903 in Mississippi. She was born into the Brown family and married into the Harris family. She was born to Katy Keys, with sibling Johnnie. Josephine died in 1978 in Illinois at 74 years of age.
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Josephine Harris was born on in Mississippi United States
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Josephine (Brown) Harris died in 1978 in Illinois at age 74. She was born on December 25, 1903 in Mississippi. She was born to Katy Keys, with sibling Johnnie.

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In 1903, in the year that Josephine (Brown) Harris was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1925, at the age of 22 years old, Josephine was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1934, at the age of 31 years old, Josephine was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1969, when she was 66 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1978, in the year of Josephine (Brown) Harris's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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