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John C Campbell (1918 - 1988)

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John C Campbell
1918 - 1988
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December 25, 1918
Death
September 5, 1988
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Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33436
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John C Campbell was born on December 25, 1918. He died on September 5, 1988 at 69 years old. We know that John C Campbell had been residing in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33436.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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John C Campbell died on September 5, 1988 at age 69. He was born on December 25, 1918. We have no information about John's surviving family. We know that John C Campbell had been residing in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33436.
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In 1918, in the year that John C Campbell was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1934, when he was 16 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1953, John was 35 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1975, John was 57 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of John C Campbell's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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