John Bolger Hosking

(1899 - 1979)

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John Bolger Hosking
1899 - 1979
Born
1899
Williamstown, Australia
Death
1979
Park, Australia
Last Known Residence
Williamstown, Australia
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John Bolger Hosking was born in 1899 in Williamstown, Australia. He was born to John Hosking and Katherine Bolger Hosking. He died in 1979 in Park, Australia at age 80.
Updated: July 30, 2019
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John Bolger Hosking passed away in 1979 in Park, Australia at 80 years of age. He was born in 1899 in Williamstown, Australia. He was born to John Hosking and Katherine Bolger Hosking.

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In 1899, in the year that John Bolger Hosking was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1911, when he was only 12 years old, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1939, when he was 40 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1952, John was 53 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1979, in the year of John Bolger Hosking's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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