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John Norman Ryan (1898 - 1967)

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John Norman Ryan
1898 - 1967
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1898
Hawthorn, Australia
Death
1967
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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John Norman Ryan was born in 1898 in Hawthorn, Australia. He is the child of John Ryan and Mary Ann Margaret (Bird) Ryan. He died in 1967 in Melbourne, Australia at 69 years of age.
Updated: July 30, 2019
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John Norman Ryan passed away in 1967 in Melbourne, Australia at 69 years old. He was born in 1898 in Hawthorn, Australia. He is the child of John Ryan and Mary Ann Margaret (Bird) Ryan.
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In 1898, in the year that John Norman Ryan was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1917, when he was 19 years old, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1928, John was 30 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1956, at the age of 58 years old, John was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1967, in the year of John Norman Ryan's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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