Kenneth James (1947 - 1980)

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Kenneth James
1947 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Kenneth James was born on July 19, 1947. He died in December 1980 at 33 years of age.

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Kenneth James died in December 1980 at 33 years old. He was born on July 19, 1947. There is no information about Kenneth's immediate family.
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In 1947, in the year that Kenneth James was born, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1957, by the time he was only 10 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1960, he was only 13 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1979, by the time he was 32 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1980, in the year of Kenneth James's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Kenneth C James
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North Carolina, United States
Kenneth W James
Born: around 1921
Alaska, United States
Kenneth R James
Born: around 1917
Utah, United States
Kenneth J James
Born: around 1919
Oregon, United States
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Born: around 1913
California, United States
Kenneth S James
Born: around 1910
California, United States
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Born: around 1923
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May 9, 1944 - June 1986
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Apr 3, 1942 - Apr 2, 2010
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Joe James
Dec 15, 1892 - October 1982
Marks, Mississippi
Lealie James
Aug 8, 1902 - April 1985
Tylertown, Mississippi
William James Jr
Oct 14, 1950 - Apr 12, 2002
Woodville, MS
Daimyon L James
Jul 7, 2003 - Dec 16, 2003
Cleveland, MS
Polly James
May 1, 1890 - January 1986
Natchez, Mississippi
Sallie James
Oct 11, 1901 - March 1972
Mississippi
Dennis M James
Feb 23, 1949 - Oct 27, 2010
Wichita, Kansas
Edward James
Jun 7, 1924 - November 1980
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Rosie James
Jun 4, 1942 - April 1970
Lou A James
Feb 11, 1947 - May 14, 2008
Sidon, MS
Daisy B James
Jul 7, 1910 - March 1991
Grenada, MS
Idell James
Nov 6, 1901 - July 1984
Lucedale, Mississippi
Lottie D James
Feb 22, 1918 - May 14, 2011
Tunica, MS
Ivory James
Apr 21, 1906 - Jun 8, 2009
Shaw, MS
Minnie M James
Dec 9, 1947 - May 13, 2011
Hazlehurst, MS
Edgar J James
Jul 5, 1955 - May 7, 2011

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