John Dwyer (1881 - 1950)

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John Dwyer
1881 - 1950
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1881
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1950
Coburg, Australia
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Coburg, Australia
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John Dwyer was born in 1881. He is the child of James Dwyer and Mary Hartigan Dwyer. He died in 1950 in Coburg, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Dwyer passed away in 1950 in Coburg, Australia at 69 years of age. He was born in 1881. He is the child of James Dwyer and Mary Hartigan Dwyer.

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In 1881, in the year that John Dwyer was born, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1896, at the age of only 15 years old, John was alive when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1922, he was 41 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1946, he was 65 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1950, in the year of John Dwyer's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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