John Lear (1910 - 1998)

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John Lear
1910 - 1998
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September 16, 1910
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May 7, 1998
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Inverness, Citrus County, Florida 34453
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John Lear was born on September 16, 1910. He died on May 7, 1998 at age 87. We know that John Lear had been residing in Inverness, Citrus County, Florida 34453.
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John Lear died on May 7, 1998 at 87 years old. He was born on September 16, 1910. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Lear had been residing in Inverness, Citrus County, Florida 34453.

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In 1910, in the year that John Lear was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1940, he was 30 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1951, by the time he was 41 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1967, by the time he was 57 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1998, in the year of John Lear's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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