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John Hearn (1880 - 1921)

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John Hearn
1880 - 1921
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c. 1880
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July 4, 1921
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John Hearn was born c. 1880. He died on July 4, 1921 at 41 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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John Hearn passed away on July 4, 1921 at age 41. He was buried in United Kingdom Book Of Remembrance, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1880. We have no information about John's family.
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In 1880, in the year that John Hearn was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1895, he was just 15 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1904, he was 24 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1913, when he was 33 years old, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1921, in the year of John Hearn's passing, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

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