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John Jones (1874 - 1961)

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John Jones
1874 - 1961
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1874
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1961
Carr, Australia
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John Jones was born in 1874. He is the child of Evan Jones and Mary Lewis Jones. He died in 1961 in Carr, Australia at age 87.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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John Jones passed away in 1961 in Carr, Australia at 87 years of age. He was born in 1874. He is the child of Evan Jones and Mary Lewis Jones.
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In 1874, in the year that John Jones was born, on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1880, by the time he was only 6 years old, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1925, at the age of 51 years old, John was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1943, at the age of 69 years old, John was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1961, in the year of John Jones's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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