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Henry Johnson (1890 - 1972)

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Henry Johnson
1890 - 1972
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December 8, 1890
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August 1972
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Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601
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Henry Johnson was born on December 8, 1890. He died in August 1972 at 81 years of age. We know that Henry Johnson had been residing in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Henry Johnson died in August 1972 at 81 years old. He was born on December 8, 1890. There is no information about Henry's immediate family. We know that Henry Johnson had been residing in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia 31601.
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In 1890, in the year that Henry Johnson was born, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader √Čole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1919, at the age of 29 years old, Henry was alive when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1936, Henry was 46 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1955, by the time he was 65 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1972, in the year of Henry Johnson's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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