John Delap (1896 - 1984)

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John Delap
1896 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
John Delap was born on July 16, 1896. He died in October 1984 at age 88. We know that John Delap had been residing in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 37919.


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John Delap passed away in October 1984 at 88 years old. He was born on July 16, 1896. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Delap had been residing in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 37919.
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1896 - 1984 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that John Delap was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1915, at the age of 19 years old, John was alive when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1954, at the age of 58 years old, John was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1976, John was 80 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1984, in the year of John Delap'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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Fames F Delap
Mar 23, 1918 - Sep 26, 2005
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Willie Delap
Jan 5, 1900 - April 1968
Waco, Texas
Kent L. Delap
Born: around 1965
Kellie M. (Howell) Delap
Born: around 1968
Jq J. Delap
Born: around 1977
Meredith A. (Smith) Delap
Born: around 1980
Jason D. Delap
Born: around 1972
Misti L. (Bailey) Delap
Born: around 1977
Jason D. Delap
Born: around 1973
Holli A. (Blackman) Delap
Born: around 1976
Mark C. Delap
Born: around 1961
Maria E. (Garman) Delap
Born: around 1965
James Gail Delap
Born: around 1927
Mae (Mitcham) Delap
Born: around 1915
James G. Delap
Born: around 1925
Merle L. (Smith) Delap
Born: around 1925
James G. Sr Delap
Born: around 1927
Judy A. (Semrad) Delap
Born: around 1944
William E. Delap
Born: around 1916
Janet W. (Whitaker) Delap
Born: around 1935

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Louisville, KY
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