John Grace (1862 - 1925)

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John Grace
1862 - 1925
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1862
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1925
Collingwood, Australia
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Collingwood, Australia
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John Grace was born in 1862. He was born to Grace John Grace and Mary Grace. He died in 1925 in Collingwood, Australia at 63 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Grace passed away in 1925 in Collingwood, Australia at 63 years of age. He was born in 1862. He was born to Grace John Grace and Mary Grace.

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In 1862, in the year that John Grace was born, on January 30th, the USS Monitor - an iron hulled steamship - was launched. It was the first of its kind in the United States and was built in response to the rumor that the Confederate states were building an ironclad ship - the CSS Virginia.

In 1870, when he was only 8 years old, on October 6th, Rome became the capital of the unified states of the Italian Peninsula - the newly created Kingdom of Italy.

In 1888, at the age of 26 years old, John was alive when on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1905, at the age of 43 years old, John was alive when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1925, in the year of John Grace's passing, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

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