John Cuthbert Besemeres (1908 - 1963)

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Ballarat, Australia

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Ballarat, Australia

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Family

Father: Frank Besemeres
Mother: Alice Maude Yates Besemeres

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Cuthbert

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1908 - In the year that John Cuthbert Besemeres was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

1938 - By the time he was 30 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1945 - John was 37 years old when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

1959 - John was 51 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.

1963 - In the year of John Cuthbert Besemeres's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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John Cuthbert Besemeres passed away in 1963 in Ballarat, Australia at 55 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born in 1908. He was born to Frank Besemeres and Alice Maude Yates Besemeres, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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