Joy Downs (1925 - 2007)

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Walnut, Tippah County, Mississippi

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1925 - In the year that Joy Downs was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1962 - When she was 37 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

1967 - She was 42 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

1983 - At the age of 58 years old, Joy was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1987 - At the age of 62 years old, Joy was alive when 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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Joy Downs passed away on August 23, 2007 at 82 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Joy. She was born on June 12, 1925. There is no information about Joy's family or relationships. We know that Joy Downs had been residing in Walnut, Tippah County, Mississippi.

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