Ray J Wilson (born 1920)

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Siskiyou County, California

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Military serial#: 39146481
Enlisted: January 28, 1944 in Presidio Of Monterey California
Military branch: Air Corps
Rank: Private, Reserves Exclusive Of Regular Army Reserve And Officers Of The Officers Reserve Corps On Active Duty Under The Thomason Act (officers And Enlisted Men Orc And Erc, And Nursesreserve Status)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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Dora N. (Wilson) Franklin

Dora N. (Wilson) Franklin

Mervine / Wilson Family

Mervine / Wilson Family

Sarah Jane Mervine

Sarah Jane Mervine

Claire Buffton and Rosemary Gabriel

Claire Buffton and Rosemary Gabriel

Earl Wilson Column

Earl Wilson Column

William Alex Wilson

William Alex Wilson

Constance "Cissie" Wilson Relative

Constance "Cissie" Wilson Relative

Earl Wilson and Joan Crawford

Earl Wilson and Joan Crawford

Earl Wilson

Earl Wilson

Earl Wilson, Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe.

Earl Wilson, Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe.

Rosemary Wilson, Marty Allen, wife

Rosemary Wilson, Marty Allen, wife

Earl Wilson, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov

Earl Wilson, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Earl Wilson Dora N. (Wilson) Franklin Mervine / Wilson Family Sarah Jane Mervine

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In 1920, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1940, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1962, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

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 1989, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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