John G Durrance (1930 - 2000)

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John G Durrance
1930 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
John G Durrance was born on November 30, 1930. He died on December 15, 2000 at age 70. We know that John G Durrance had been residing in Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida 32327.


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John G Durrance passed away on December 15, 2000 at 70 years old. He was born on November 30, 1930. We have no information about John's surviving family. We know that John G Durrance had been residing in Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida 32327.
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In 1930, in the year that John G Durrance was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, when he was 19 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1968, John was 38 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1975, he was 45 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 1991, he was 61 years old when on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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Dec 6, 1900 - January 1967
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May 31, 1949 - Mar 9, 2011
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Jan 6, 1916 - May 10, 2000
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Jan 8, 1905 - Jan 16, 1995
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Jun 8, 1910 - January 1972
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