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John Broomfield Ryan (1897 - 1915)

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John Broomfield Ryan
1897 - 1915
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c. 1897
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May 17, 1915
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John Broomfield Ryan was born c. 1897. He died on May 17, 1915 at 18 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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John Broomfield Ryan died on May 17, 1915 at 18 years old. He was buried in Le Touret Memorial Panel 37 And 38., France. He was born c. 1897. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.
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1897 - 1915 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that John Broomfield Ryan was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1900, when he was only 3 years old, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1909, when he was merely 12 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1915, in the year of John Broomfield Ryan's passing, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

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