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Nelly Jean-Jacques (1924 - 1995)

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Nelly Jean-Jacques
1924 - 1995
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August 8, 1924
Death
January 15, 1995
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Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32837
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Nelly Jean-Jacques was born on August 8, 1924. She died on January 15, 1995 at 70 years old. We know that Nelly Jean-Jacques had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32837.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Nelly Jean-Jacques died on January 15, 1995 at 70 years old. She was born on August 8, 1924. We have no information about Nelly's family or relationships. We know that Nelly Jean-Jacques had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida 32837.
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In 1924, in the year that Nelly Jean-Jacques was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1931, by the time she was merely 7 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1951, Nelly was 27 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1966, at the age of 42 years old, Nelly was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1995, in the year of Nelly Jean-Jacques's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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