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John B Dufford (1906 - 1996)

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John B Dufford
1906 - 1996
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July 25, 1906
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October 17, 1996
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Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida 33410
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John B Dufford was born on July 25, 1906. He died on October 17, 1996 at 90 years old. We know that John B Dufford had been residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida 33410.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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John B Dufford died on October 17, 1996 at 90 years old. He was born on July 25, 1906. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John B Dufford had been residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida 33410.
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In 1906, in the year that John B Dufford was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1946, by the time he was 40 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1962, he was 56 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1979, when he was 73 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1996, in the year of John B Dufford's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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