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Major Brumsey (1902 - 1979)

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Major Brumsey
1902 - 1979
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March 18, 1902
Death
June 1979
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South Mills, Camden County, North Carolina 27976
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Major Brumsey was born on March 18, 1902. He died in June 1979 at 77 years of age. We know that Major Brumsey had been residing in South Mills, Camden County, North Carolina 27976.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Major Brumsey died in June 1979 at 77 years old. He was born on March 18, 1902. There is no information about Major's family or relationships. We know that Major Brumsey had been residing in South Mills, Camden County, North Carolina 27976.
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In 1902, in the year that Major Brumsey was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1912, when he was only 10 years old, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1926, Major was 24 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1963, at the age of 61 years old, Major was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1979, in the year of Major Brumsey's passing, 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.

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