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Velma J Jefferson (1939 - 2006)

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Velma J Jefferson
1939 - 2006
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November 5, 1939
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March 23, 2006
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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98404
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Velma J Jefferson was born on November 5, 1939. She died on March 23, 2006 at age 66. We know that Velma J Jefferson had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98404.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Velma J Jefferson passed away on March 23, 2006 at 66 years of age. She was born on November 5, 1939. There is no information about Velma's family. We know that Velma J Jefferson had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98404.
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In 1939, in the year that Velma J Jefferson was born, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1959, she was 20 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 1973, at the age of 34 years old, Velma was alive when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1988, when she was 49 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.

In 1990, at the age of 51 years old, Velma was alive when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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