Melvin Reid (born 1927)

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Melvin Reid
c. 1927
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Travis County, Texas
Melvin Reid was born c. 1927. According to his family tree, he married Myra L. (Brownlee) Reid on March 30, 1983 in Texas and they later separated on April 22, 1983 in Texas. We know that Melvin Reid had been residing in Travis County, Texas.
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Married: March 30, 1983 - April 22, 1983
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Married at: Gregg County, TX
Ended: Travis County, TX


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Melvin Reid was born c. 1927. According to his family tree, he married Myra L. (Brownlee) Reid on March 30, 1983 in Texas and they later separated on April 22, 1983 in Texas. We know that Melvin Reid had been residing in Travis County, Texas.
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In 1927, in the year that Melvin Reid was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1964, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1980, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1996, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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