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John K Mahon (1912 - 2003)

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John K Mahon
1912 - 2003
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February 8, 1912
Death
October 11, 2003
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Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32607
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John K Mahon was born on February 8, 1912. He died on October 11, 2003 at 91 years old. We know that John K Mahon had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32607.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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John K Mahon died on October 11, 2003 at 91 years of age. He was born on February 8, 1912. We have no information about John's surviving family. We know that John K Mahon had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32607.
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In 1912, in the year that John K Mahon was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1958, at the age of 46 years old, John was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1972, he was 60 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1983, at the age of 71 years old, John was alive when on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1990, when he was 78 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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