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John B Farkas (1923 - 1999)

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John B Farkas
1923 - 1999
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October 25, 1923
Death
July 9, 1999
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Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida 34222
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John B Farkas was born on October 25, 1923. He died on July 9, 1999 at 75 years old. We know that John B Farkas had been residing in Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida 34222.
Updated: June 20, 2016
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John B Farkas passed away on July 9, 1999 at 75 years old. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 135 Site 1055, Bushnell, Florida . He was born on October 25, 1923. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John B Farkas had been residing in Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida 34222.
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In 1923, in the year that John B Farkas was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1941, he was 18 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1955, by the time he was 32 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1963, he was 40 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1980, by the time he was 57 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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