James Pearce Taylor

(1876 - 1940)

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James Pearce Taylor
1876 - 1940
Born
1876
Wh It, Australia
Death
1940
Prahran, Australia
Last Known Residence
Prahran, Australia
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James Pearce Taylor was born in 1876 in Wh It, Australia. He was born to Taylor James Lloyd Taylor and Louisa Pearce Taylor. He died in 1940 in Prahran, Australia at 64 years old.
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James Pearce Taylor passed away in 1940 in Prahran, Australia at 64 years old. He was born in 1876 in Wh It, Australia. He was born to Taylor James Lloyd Taylor and Louisa Pearce Taylor.

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In 1876, in the year that James Pearce Taylor was born, on August 1st, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Its nickname is the "Centennial State" because it was admitted just 28 days after the United States' centennial.

In 1892, at the age of 16 years old, James was alive when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1915, at the age of 39 years old, James was alive when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1935, at the age of 59 years old, James was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1940, in the year of James Pearce Taylor's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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