John Knight (1891 - 1972)

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John Knight
1891 - 1972
Born
October 2, 1891
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May 1972
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Dania, Broward County, Florida 33004
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John Knight was born on October 2, 1891. He died in May 1972 at 80 years of age. We know that John Knight had been residing in Dania, Broward County, Florida 33004.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Knight passed away in May 1972 at 80 years old. He was born on October 2, 1891. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John Knight had been residing in Dania, Broward County, Florida 33004.

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In 1891, in the year that John Knight was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1913, by the time he was 22 years old, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1945, at the age of 54 years old, John was alive when on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1958, he was 67 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1972, in the year of John Knight's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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