John Lear (1908 - 1986)

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John Lear
1908 - 1986
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March 5, 1908
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December 1986
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Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130
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John Lear was born on March 5, 1908. He died in December 1986 at 78 years of age. We know that John Lear had been residing in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130.
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John Lear died in December 1986 at 78 years of age. He was born on March 5, 1908. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John Lear had been residing in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130.

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In 1908, in the year that John Lear was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1921, by the time he was only 13 years old, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1949, when he was 41 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1965, at the age of 57 years old, John was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1986, in the year of John Lear's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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