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William Jacks (1902 - 1976)

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William Jacks
1902 - 1976
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May 20, 1902
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August 1976
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Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01267
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William Jacks was born on May 20, 1902. He died in August 1976 at 74 years of age. We know that William Jacks had been residing in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01267.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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William Jacks passed away in August 1976 at age 74. He was born on May 20, 1902. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Jacks had been residing in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01267.
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1902 - 1976 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that William Jacks was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1933, he was 31 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1945, by the time he was 43 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1950, when he was 48 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1976, in the year of William Jacks's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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