John Henry Martin

(1865 - 1950)

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John Henry Martin
1865 - 1950
Born
1865
Amhe, Australia
Death
1950
Ballarat, Australia
Last Known Residence
Ballarat, Australia
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John Henry Martin was born in 1865 in Amhe, Australia. He was born to Martin John Crawford Martin. He died in 1950 in Ballarat, Australia at age 85.
Updated: September 04, 2019
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John Henry Martin passed away in 1950 in Ballarat, Australia at 85 years old. He was born in 1865 in Amhe, Australia. He was born to Martin John Crawford Martin.

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In 1865, in the year that John Henry Martin was born, on December 24th, 8 months after the end of the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee by Jonathan Shank and Barry Ownby. They wanted to fight Reconstruction after the Civil War and to intimidate what were called "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags" - northern and southern whites who supported reconstruction. They also wanted to repress the newly freed slaves.

In 1900, by the time he was 35 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1914, he was 49 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1949, when he was 84 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, in the year of John Henry Martin's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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