Wilburn Gainey (born 1922)

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Wilburn Gainey
c. 1922
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Washington County, Florida United States
Wilburn Gainey was born c. 1922. We know that Wilburn Gainey had been residing in Washington County, Florida United States.
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Wilburn Gainey
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Washington County, Florida United States
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Wilburn Gainey was born
Wilburn Gainey was born

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Grammar School




Semiskilled Construction Occupations, N.e.c.

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Military serial#: 34784004
Enlisted: May 1, 1943 in Cp Blanding Florida
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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Wilburn Gainey was born c. 1922. We are unaware of information about Wilburn's family or relationships. We know that Wilburn Gainey had been residing in Washington County, Florida United States.

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In 1922, in the year that Wilburn Gainey was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1958, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1960, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1970, 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 1983, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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