James Saladdin Johnston (1887 - 1960)

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James Saladdin Johnston
1887 - 1960
updated May 05, 2019
James Saladdin Johnston was born around December 31, 1887. He died in 1960 in San Diego, California USA at age 72.


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James Johnston died in at - Pacific Beach, in San Diego, California USA

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Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section U Site 1430, P.o. Box 6237, in San Diego, California 92166



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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: MM 2/C
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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James Saladdin Johnston passed away in 1960 in San Diego, California USA at age 72. He was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section U Site 1430, San Diego, California. He was born around December 31, 1887. We are unaware of information about James's family.
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1887 - 1960 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that James Saladdin Johnston was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1904, at the age of 17 years old, James was alive when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1916, by the time he was 29 years old, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1957, at the age of 70 years old, James was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1960, in the year of James Saladdin Johnston's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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Raymond Stanley Johnston
Nov 11, 1926 - Mar 6, 2004
Eleanor Johnston
Dec 5, 1942 - Jan 28, 2004
John Elvin Johnston
Sep 12, 1965 - Jan 14, 1966
John Lafayette Johnston
Dec 31, 1969 - Nov 18, 1963
Joseph Linwood Johnston
Jun 1, 1917 - Oct 2, 1961
Lewis William Johnston
Dec 16, 1908 - Sep 18, 1957
Mary Jane Johnston
Dec 13, 1954 - Apr 17, 1966
Pamela D Johnston
Aug 25, 1956 - Dec 2, 1956
Peter B Johnston
Dec 31, 1969 - May 14, 1966
Robert Joseph Johnston
Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 2, 1959

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