Reason Davis (1888 - 1987)



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Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabama

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1888 - In the year that Reason Davis was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1927 - When this person was 39 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1968 - Reason was 80 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

1979 - This person was 91 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1987 - In the year of Reason Davis's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Reason Davis passed away in February 1987 at age 98. No cause of death has been listed for Reason. Reason was born on August 10, 1888. We are unaware of information about Reason's family. We know that Reason Davis had been residing in Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabama.


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