James Alexander Topp (1890 - 1964)

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James Alexander Topp
1890 - 1964
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1890
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1964
Flem, Australia
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Flem, Australia
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James Alexander Topp was born in 1890. He was born to William Topp and Helen Sandlant Topp. He died in 1964 in Flem, Australia at age 74.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James Alexander Topp died in 1964 in Flem, Australia at 74 years of age. He was born in 1890. He was born to William Topp and Helen Sandlant Topp.

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In 1890, in the year that James Alexander Topp was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1905, at the age of only 15 years old, James was alive when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1910, at the age of 20 years old, James was alive when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1956, by the time he was 66 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1964, in the year of James Alexander Topp's passing, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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