James Reginald Johnston (1926 - 1941)

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James Reginald Johnston
1926 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
James Reginald Johnston was born around 1926. He died on June 6, 1941 at 15 years of age.

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Tower Hill Memorial Panel 52., in United Kingdom

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Rank: Boy
Regiment: Merchant Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: S.s. Glenhead (belfast)

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James Reginald Johnston died on June 6, 1941 at age 15. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial Panel 52., United Kingdom. He was born around 1926. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family.
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1926 - 1941 World Events

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In 1926, in the year that James Reginald Johnston was born, 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 1930, when he was only 4 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1938, he was only 12 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1941, in the year of James Reginald Johnston's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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James William Johnston
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James William Johnston
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James Weir Johnston
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James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
James Thomas Johnston
around 1914 - Aug 15, 1940
James Thomas Johnston
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James Stewart Johnston
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James Stevenson Johnston
around 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
James Sidney Johnston
around 1917 - Oct 29, 1944
James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946

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James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946
James Sidney Johnston
around 1917 - Oct 29, 1944
James Stevenson Johnston
around 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
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Died: Oct 12, 1917
James Thomas Johnston
around 1877 - Jan 4, 1919
James Thomas Johnston
around 1914 - Aug 15, 1940
James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
James Weir Johnston
Died: Apr 5, 1945
James William Johnston
around 1881 - Oct 3, 1915
James William Johnston
around 1894 - Feb 22, 1916
James William Johnston
around 1885 - Oct 30, 1917
James William Johnston
around 1920 - Mar 8, 1940
Oklahoma, United States
James William Johnston
around 1899 - Sep 25, 1918
James Wilson Johnston
around 1908 - Aug 2, 1942
Jay Syver Johnston
around 1922 - Oct 20, 1943
Jean Johnston
around 1930 - Feb 5, 1942
Jean Marie Johnston
around 1924 - Feb 19, 1944
John Johnston
around 1891 - Aug 10, 1918
John Johnston
Died: May 1, 1917

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James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946
James Sidney Johnston
around 1917 - Oct 29, 1944
James Stevenson Johnston
around 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
James Stewart Johnston
Died: Oct 12, 1917
James Thomas Johnston
around 1877 - Jan 4, 1919
James Thomas Johnston
around 1914 - Aug 15, 1940
James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
James Weir Johnston
Died: Apr 5, 1945
James William Johnston
around 1881 - Oct 3, 1915
James William Johnston
around 1894 - Feb 22, 1916
James William Johnston
around 1885 - Oct 30, 1917
James William Johnston
around 1920 - Mar 8, 1940
Oklahoma, United States
James William Johnston
around 1899 - Sep 25, 1918
James Wilson Johnston
around 1908 - Aug 2, 1942
Jay Syver Johnston
around 1922 - Oct 20, 1943
Jean Johnston
around 1930 - Feb 5, 1942
Jean Marie Johnston
around 1924 - Feb 19, 1944
John Johnston
around 1891 - Aug 10, 1918
John Johnston
Died: May 1, 1917
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