Florence May Johns (1874 - 1950)

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Florence May Johns
1874 - 1950
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1874
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1950
St Kilda, Australia
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St Kilda, Australia
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Florence May Johns was born in 1874. She is the child of Catherall Samuel Johns and Matilda Ann Uk Johns. She died in 1950 in St Kilda, Australia at 76 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florence May Johns died in 1950 in St Kilda, Australia at 76 years of age. She was born in 1874. She is the child of Catherall Samuel Johns and Matilda Ann Uk Johns.

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In 1874, in the year that Florence May Johns was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1885, Florence was just 11 years old when on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1915, at the age of 41 years old, Florence was alive when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1925, at the age of 51 years old, Florence was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1950, in the year of Florence May Johns's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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