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John Means (1925 - 1985)

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John Means
1925 - 1985
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August 7, 1925
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December 1985
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48201
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John Means was born on August 7, 1925. He died in December 1985 at age 60. We know that John Means had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48201.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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John Means died in December 1985 at 60 years of age. He was born on August 7, 1925. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Means had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48201.
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In 1925, in the year that John Means was born, 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 1940, at the age of just 15 years old, John was alive 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 1959, he was 34 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1976, when he was 51 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1985, in the year of John Means's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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