John Joseph Brooks

(1899 - 1959)

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John Joseph Brooks
1899 - 1959
Born
1899
Death
1959
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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John Joseph Brooks was born in 1899. He was born to George Brooks and Josephine Dunn Brooks. He died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 60 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Joseph Brooks passed away in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 60 years old. He was born in 1899. He was born to George Brooks and Josephine Dunn Brooks.

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In 1899, in the year that John Joseph Brooks was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1902, John was only 3 years old when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1926, by the time he was 27 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1933, at the age of 34 years old, John was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1959, in the year of John Joseph Brooks's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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