Ritchie B Jemmott

(1915 - 2007)

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Ritchie B Jemmott
1915 - 2007
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December 26, 1915
Death
July 1, 2007
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Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida 32351
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Ritchie B Jemmott was born on December 26, 1915. He died on July 1, 2007 at age 91. We know that Ritchie B Jemmott had been residing in Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida 32351.
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Ritchie B Jemmott died on July 1, 2007 at age 91. He was born on December 26, 1915. There is no information about Ritchie's surviving family. We know that Ritchie B Jemmott had been residing in Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida 32351.

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In 1915, in the year that Ritchie B Jemmott was born, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1931, Ritchie was 16 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1943, he was 28 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1959, by the time he was 44 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1988, when he was 73 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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