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John Granahan (1899 - 1980)

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John Granahan
1899 - 1980
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March 21, 1899
Death
January 1980
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Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey 08260
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John Granahan was born on March 21, 1899. He died in January 1980 at 80 years old. We know that John Granahan had been residing in Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey 08260.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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John Granahan passed away in January 1980 at age 80. He was born on March 21, 1899. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Granahan had been residing in Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey 08260.
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In 1899, in the year that John Granahan was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1929, John was 30 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 1945, at the age of 46 years old, John was alive when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1975, at the age of 76 years old, John was alive 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 1980, in the year of John Granahan's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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