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Percy Alfred Jacks (1896 - 1966)

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Percy Alfred Jacks
1896 - 1966
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1896
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1966
Balw, Australia
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Balw, Australia
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Percy Alfred Jacks was born in 1896. He is the child of Thomas Jacks and Esther Lord Jacks. He died in 1966 in Balw, Australia at 70 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Percy Alfred Jacks passed away in 1966 in Balw, Australia at 70 years old. He was born in 1896. He is the child of Thomas Jacks and Esther Lord Jacks.
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In 1896, in the year that Percy Alfred Jacks was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1902, at the age of only 6 years old, Percy was alive when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1945, when he was 49 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1959, Percy was 63 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1966, in the year of Percy Alfred Jacks's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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