Berry Johnson

(1898 - 1985)

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Berry Johnson
1898 - 1985
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August 10, 1898
Death
February 1985
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Bossier City, Bossier County, Louisiana 71112
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Berry Johnson was born on August 10, 1898. Berry died in February 1985 at 86 years of age. We know that Berry Johnson had been residing in Bossier City, Bossier County, Louisiana 71112.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Berry Johnson died in February 1985 at 86 years old. Berry was born on August 10, 1898. There is no information about Berry's family. We know that Berry Johnson had been residing in Bossier City, Bossier County, Louisiana 71112.

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In 1898, in the year that Berry Johnson was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1908, Berry was just 10 years old when unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1956, this person was 58 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1962, this person was 64 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1985, in the year of Berry Johnson's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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