Virgil Brown (1940 - 1987)

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Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi

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1940 - In the year that Virgil Brown was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1942 - He was just 2 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1946 - When he was only 6 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1982 - He was 42 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".

1987 - In the year of Virgil Brown's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Virgil Brown died in May 1987 at 46 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on May 5, 1940. There is no information about Virgil's immediate family. We know that Virgil Brown had been residing in Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi.

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