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John J Mathews (1917 - 2005)

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John J Mathews
1917 - 2005
Born
October 17, 1917
Death
October 15, 2005
Last Known Residence
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut 06109
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John J Mathews of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut was born on October 17, 1917, and died at age 87 years old on October 15, 2005.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246422

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John Mathews passed away at age 87 years old on October 15, 2005. John J Mathews of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut was born on October 17, 1917.

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The average age of a Mathews family member is 72.
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1917 - 2005 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that John J Mathews was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1922, he was only 5 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1961, John was 44 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1979, he was 62 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1983, he was 66 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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