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John Edward Ryan (1919 - 1943)

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John Edward Ryan
1919 - 1943
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1919
Coleraine, Australia
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October 9, 1943
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Coleraine, Australia
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John Edward Ryan was born in 1919 in Coleraine, Australia. He is the child of Patrick Josh Ryan and Mary Monica (Daley) Ryan. He died on October 9, 1943 at age 24.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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Service number: r/67919 Rank: Warrant Officer Class I Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit/ship/squadron: 431 Sqdn.
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John Edward Ryan died on October 9, 1943 at 24 years old. He was buried in Hanover War Cemetery 3. D. 19., Germany. John was born in 1919 in Coleraine, Australia. He is the child of Patrick Josh Ryan and Mary Monica (Daley) Ryan.
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In 1919, in the year that John Edward Ryan was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1927, when he was just 8 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1929, John was merely 10 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1938, when he was 19 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1943, in the year of John Edward Ryan's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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