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John B Lear (1918 - 1989)

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John B Lear
1918 - 1989
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January 16, 1918
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August 24, 1989
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Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland 21157
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John B Lear was born on January 16, 1918. He died on August 24, 1989 at 71 years old. We know that John B Lear had been residing in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland 21157.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John B Lear passed away on August 24, 1989 at 71 years old. He was born on January 16, 1918. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John B Lear had been residing in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland 21157.
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In 1918, in the year that John B Lear was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1927, at the age of only 9 years old, John was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1937, at the age of 19 years old, John was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1955, by the time he was 37 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 1989, in the year of John B Lear's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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