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John I Brain (1934 - 1991)

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John I Brain
1934 - 1991
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March 1, 1934
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October 22, 1991
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Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island 02807
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John I Brain was born on March 1, 1934. He died on October 22, 1991 at 57 years old. We know that John I Brain had been residing in Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island 02807.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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John I Brain passed away on October 22, 1991 at 57 years old. He was born on March 1, 1934. We have no information about John's immediate family. We know that John I Brain had been residing in Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island 02807.
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1934 - 1991 World Events

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In 1934, in the year that John I Brain was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1969, at the age of 35 years old, John was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1976, by the time he was 42 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1987, he was 53 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1991, in the year of John I Brain's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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