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Riley "B.b." B. King (1925 - 2015)

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Riley B. King
1925 - 2015
Born
September 16, 1925
Mississippi United States
Death
May 14, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
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Riley "B.b." B. King was born on September 16, 1925 in Mississippi. He died on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada United States at 89 years old.
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Updated: December 29, 2021
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Jim Farrell commented on May 15, 2015
R.I.P.; I have the blues today-No more BB

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Riley "B.b." B. King died on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada United States at 89 years old. He was born on September 16, 1925 in Mississippi. There is no information about Riley's family or relationships.
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In 1925, in the year that Riley "B.b." B. King was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1959, he was 34 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 1961, when he was 36 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1982, Riley was 57 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1992, at the age of 67 years old, Riley was alive when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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