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John Grace (1873 - 1928)

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John Grace
1873 - 1928
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1873
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1928
Newtown, Australia
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Newtown, Australia
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John Grace was born in 1873. He is the child of Grace James Grace and Johanna Corbett Grace. He died in 1928 in Newtown, Australia at 55 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Grace died in 1928 in Newtown, Australia at 55 years old. He was born in 1873. He is the child of Grace James Grace and Johanna Corbett Grace.
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In 1873, in the year that John Grace was born, on September 18th, the New York stock market crash - due to the failure of a number of banks - began the Panic of 1873. After the boom following the Civil War, the Coinage Act of 1873 and other factors led to the market crash. Thus began the "Long Depression" - also called the "Great Depression" until the 1930's.

In 1881, John was merely 8 years old when 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 1891, John was 18 years old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1901, he was 28 years old when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1928, in the year of John Grace's passing, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

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