James Wesley Gol Preston

(1893 - 1980)

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James Wesley Gol Preston
1893 - 1980
Born
1893
Death
1980
Park, Australia
Last Known Residence
Park, Australia
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James Wesley Gol Preston was born in 1893. He was born to James Charle Preston and Matil Charlotte Preston. He died in 1980 in Park, Australia at age 87.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Wesley Gol Preston passed away in 1980 in Park, Australia at 87 years of age. He was born in 1893. He was born to James Charle Preston and Matil Charlotte Preston.

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In 1893, in the year that James Wesley Gol Preston was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1904, when he was merely 11 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1911, when he was 18 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1947, he was 54 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1980, in the year of James Wesley Gol Preston's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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1893 - Nov 22, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944 1914 - 1944
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c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944 1922 - 1944
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c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919 1878 - 1919
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c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918 1883 - 1918
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c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918 1868 - 1918
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c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914 1896 - 1914
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c. 1907 - May 9, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1902 - Nov 15, 1942 1902 - 1942

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