James Howard Taylor

(1897 - 1956)

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James Howard Taylor
1897 - 1956
Born
1897
Bendigo, Australia
Death
1956
Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Residence
Melbourne, Australia
Summary
James Howard Taylor was born in 1897 in Bendigo, Australia. He was born to James Ridley Taylor and Alice Evelyn (Parker) Taylor. He died in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia at age 59.
Updated: July 30, 2019
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James Howard Taylor passed away in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia at 59 years old. He was born in 1897 in Bendigo, Australia. He was born to James Ridley Taylor and Alice Evelyn (Parker) Taylor.

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In 1897, in the year that James Howard Taylor was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1910, James was only 13 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1926, when he was 29 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1932, he was 35 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1956, in the year of James Howard Taylor's passing, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

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