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John Brothers (1904 - 1984)

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John Brothers
1904 - 1984
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January 11, 1904
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November 1984
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Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501
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John Brothers was born on January 11, 1904. He died in November 1984 at 80 years old. We know that John Brothers had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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John Brothers passed away in November 1984 at age 80. He was born on January 11, 1904. We are unaware of information about John's family. We know that John Brothers had been residing in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa 52501.
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In 1904, in the year that John Brothers was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1913, he was just 9 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1928, John was 24 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1959, he was 55 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1984, in the year of John Brothers's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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