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Rogers Jones (1913 - 2002)

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Rogers Jones
1913 - 2002
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June 3, 1913
Death
October 8, 2002
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Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama 36550
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Rogers Jones was born on June 3, 1913. Rogers died on October 8, 2002 at 89 years of age. We know that Rogers Jones had been residing in Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama 36550.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Rogers Jones died on October 8, 2002 at 89 years of age. Rogers was born on June 3, 1913. We have no information about Rogers' family. We know that Rogers Jones had been residing in Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama 36550.
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In 1913, in the year that Rogers Jones was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1948, at the age of 35 years old, Rogers was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1960, Rogers was 47 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1970, by the time this person was 57 years old, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1985, this person was 72 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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