John Langford (1905 - 1972)

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John Langford
1905 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
John Langford was born on July 15, 1905. He died in September 1972 at age 67. We know that John Langford had been residing in Carthage, Leake County, Mississippi 39051.

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John Langford passed away in September 1972 at age 67. He was born on July 15, 1905. There is no information about John's immediate family. We know that John Langford had been residing in Carthage, Leake County, Mississippi 39051.
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1905 - 1972 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that John Langford was born, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1915, he was only 10 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1925, John was 20 years old 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 1946, by the time he was 41 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1972, in the year of John Langford's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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John Richard Langford
Died: Mar 4, 1917
John James Langford
Died: Jul 14, 1916
John Graham Langford
around 1917 - Nov 14, 1940
John Ernest Langford
around 1890 - Jan 22, 1917
John Dennis Langford
around 1891 - Jul 1, 1916
John Alfred Langford
around 1892 - Nov 13, 1916
John W. Langford
around 1880 - Oct 8, 1918
John Langford
around 1916 - Feb 16, 1944
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John Langford
around 1885 - Aug 13, 1915
John F Langford
Born: around 1912
Georgia, United States
John M Langford
Born: around 1917
New York, United States
John D Langford
Born: around 1918
California, United States
John S Langford
Born: around 1906
Louisiana, United States
John C Langford
Born: around 1922
Michigan, United States
John R Langford
Born: around 1897
Michigan, United States
John T Langford
Born: around 1912
United States
John E Langford
Born: around 1924
United States
John Langford
Born: around 1923
Kentucky, United States
John Sr Langford
Born: around 1921
Georgia, United States

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Raymond D Langford
Dec 7, 1945 - Dec 6, 2007
Florence, MS
Mollie Langford
Jul 27, 1918 - May 20, 2007
Mount Olive, MS
David Langford
May 27, 1945 - April 1976
Nancy A Langford
Apr 4, 1947 - Nov 25, 2010
Calhoun City, MS
Harvey C Langford
Jul 16, 1911 - Apr 15, 1998
Sherwood, AR
Donald Langford
Apr 9, 1917 - Jul 28, 1991
Visalia, CA
Lyle Langford
Feb 3, 1891 - December 1962
Illinois
Claude Langford
Mar 10, 1891 - May 1979
Lockesburg, Arkansas
Barry Langford
Aug 29, 1894 - January 1971
Little Rock, Arkansas
Jessie Langford
Apr 30, 1902 - August 1967
Whittier, California
Ed Langford
May 9, 1909 - September 1985
Warren, Arkansas
Cecil Langford
Oct 14, 1904 - February 1967
Addie Langford
Apr 25, 1913 - May 1982
Charles D Langford
Feb 10, 1957 - Dec 20, 1996
Joe Langford
Feb 22, 1917 - November 1978
Lloyd Langford
Mar 6, 1911 - April 1982
Faber, Virginia
Georgia Langford
Mar 4, 1909 - April 1981
Conway, Arkansas
Faye Langford
Aug 4, 1903 - Oct 12, 1992
Russellville, AR
Henry Langford
Dec 25, 1895 - December 1968
Lockesburg, Arkansas
Hosea Langford
Sep 18, 1912 - Aug 28, 1989
Council Bluffs, IA

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