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Emerald Marion Johnston (1905 - 1959)

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Emerald Marion Johnston
1905 - 1959
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1905
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1959
Box Hill, Australia
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Box Hill, Australia
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Emerald Marion Johnston was born in 1905. She is the child of Cox Ernest Johnston and Edith Mar Wordsworth Johnston. She died in 1959 in Box Hill, Australia at age 54.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Emerald Marion Johnston passed away in 1959 in Box Hill, Australia at age 54. She was born in 1905. She is the child of Cox Ernest Johnston and Edith Mar Wordsworth Johnston.
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In 1905, in the year that Emerald Marion Johnston was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1925, Emerald was 20 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 1939, by the time she was 34 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1945, she was 40 years old when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1959, in the year of Emerald Marion Johnston's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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