Jean Baptiste Nicolas (1884 - 1944)

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Jean Baptiste Nicolas
1884 - 1944
Born
August 20, 1884
Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França 87520
Death
June 10, 1944
Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França 87520
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Jean Baptiste Nicolas was born on August 20, 1884 in Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França. He was the parent of Jeanne Nicolas, and Marguerite Mélaine (Nicolas) Lanot with an unlisted spouse. He, father to 2 children, died on June 10, 1944 in Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França at 59 years of age.
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Jean Baptiste Nicolas , father to 2 children, died on June 10, 1944 in Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França at age 59. He was buried in Oradour-sur-Glane cemetery, Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França. He was born on August 20, 1884 in Massacre de Oradour-sur-Glane, Nova-Aquitânia França. He had Jeanne Nicolas, and Marguerite Mélaine (Nicolas) Lanot with an unlisted spouse.

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In 1884, in the year that Jean Baptiste Nicolas was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1899, when he was merely 15 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1901, at the age of 17 years old, Jean was alive when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1925, at the age of 41 years old, Jean was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1944, in the year of Jean Baptiste Nicolas 's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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