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Matthew James (1895 - 1972)

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Matthew James
1895 - 1972
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June 23, 1895
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December 1972
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Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida 32324
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Matthew James was born on June 23, 1895. He died in December 1972 at age 77. We know that Matthew James had been residing in Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida 32324.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Matthew James died in December 1972 at 77 years of age. He was born on June 23, 1895. There is no information about Matthew's family or relationships. We know that Matthew James had been residing in Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida 32324.
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In 1895, in the year that Matthew James was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1922, Matthew was 27 years old when from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1935, he was 40 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1947, Matthew was 52 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1972, in the year of Matthew James's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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