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Percy Alfred Jacks (1916 - 1985)

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Percy Alfred Jacks
1916 - 1985
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1916
Richmond, Australia
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1985
Footscray, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Percy Alfred Jacks was born in 1916 in Richmond, Australia. He is the child of Walter William Jacks and Edith Tyndall Jacks. He died in 1985 in Footscray, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: August 20, 2019
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Percy Alfred Jacks died in 1985 in Footscray, Australia at age 69. He was born in 1916 in Richmond, Australia. He is the child of Walter William Jacks and Edith Tyndall Jacks.
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In 1916, in the year that Percy Alfred Jacks was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1927, when he was merely 11 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1954, when he was 38 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1964, Percy was 48 years old when 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 1985, in the year of Percy Alfred Jacks's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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