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Sylvester Pickens (1917 - 1991)

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Sylvester Pickens
1917 - 1991
Born
May 30, 1917
Death
December 14, 1991
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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39206
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Sylvester Pickens was born on May 30, 1917. He died on December 14, 1991 at 74 years of age. We know that Sylvester Pickens had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39206.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Sylvester Pickens died on December 14, 1991 at 74 years of age. He was born on May 30, 1917. We are unaware of information about Sylvester's family or relationships. We know that Sylvester Pickens had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39206.
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In 1917, in the year that Sylvester Pickens was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1939, when he was 22 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1959, he was 42 years old when 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 1965, he was 48 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1991, in the year of Sylvester Pickens's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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