John Lear (1886 - 1967)

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John Lear
1886 - 1967
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February 14, 1886
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February 1967
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Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio 43351
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John Lear was born on February 14, 1886. He died in February 1967 at 80 years old. We know that John Lear had been residing in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio 43351.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Lear died in February 1967 at 80 years of age. He was born on February 14, 1886. We have no information about John's family. We know that John Lear had been residing in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio 43351.

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In 1886, in the year that John Lear was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1914, he was 28 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1926, at the age of 40 years old, John was alive when 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 1943, when he was 57 years old, 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 1967, in the year of John Lear's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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