George William Barnett

(1914 - 1954)

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George William Barnett
1914 - 1954
Born
1914
Death
1954
Park, Australia
Last Known Residence
Park, Australia
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George William Barnett was born in 1914. He was born to George Willi Barnett and Margaret Rees Barnett. He died in 1954 in Park, Australia at 40 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George William Barnett
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George William Barnett passed away in 1954 in Park, Australia at age 40. He was born in 1914. He was born to George Willi Barnett and Margaret Rees Barnett.

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In 1914, in the year that George William Barnett was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1925, he was just 11 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, George was 17 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1945, by the time he was 31 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1954, in the year of George William Barnett's passing, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

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c. 1883 - Feb 27, 1917 1883 - 1917
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c. 1893 - Aug 28, 1915 1893 - 1915
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c. 1891 - Oct 28, 1919 1891 - 1919
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c. 1915 - Feb 24, 1942 1915 - 1942
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c. 1910 - Oct 31, 1946 1910 - 1946
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c. 1892 - Dec 2, 1918 1892 - 1918
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c. 1876 - Feb 20, 1945 1876 - 1945

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