John M Scarlett (1904 - 1999)

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John M Scarlett
1904 - 1999
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January 18, 1904
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August 12, 1999
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Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina 28768
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John M Scarlett was born on January 18, 1904. He died on August 12, 1999 at 95 years old. We know that John M Scarlett had been residing in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina 28768.
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John M Scarlett died on August 12, 1999 at age 95. He was born on January 18, 1904. We have no information about John's family. We know that John M Scarlett had been residing in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina 28768.

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In 1904, in the year that John M Scarlett was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1919, John was only 15 years old when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1927, at the age of 23 years old, John was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1968, he was 64 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1993, John was 89 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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