Brenda Gladys Johnson (1913 - 1959)

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Brenda Gladys Johnson
1913 - 1959
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1913
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1959
Broa, Australia
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Broa, Australia
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Brenda Gladys Johnson was born in 1913. She was born to Tonkin Edwin J Johnson and Henrietta Henderson Johnson. She died in 1959 in Broa, Australia at 46 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Brenda Gladys Johnson died in 1959 in Broa, Australia at age 46. She was born in 1913. She was born to Tonkin Edwin J Johnson and Henrietta Henderson Johnson.

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In 1913, in the year that Brenda Gladys Johnson was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1925, she was merely 12 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1936, Brenda was 23 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, by the time she was 27 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1959, in the year of Brenda Gladys Johnson's passing, 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.

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