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John Ober (1880 - 1963)

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John Ober
1880 - 1963
Born
July 8, 1880
Death
January 1963
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John Ober was born on July 8, 1880. He died in January 1963 at 82 years old. We know that John Ober had been residing in Pennsylvania .
Updated: October 6, 2011
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John Ober passed away in January 1963 at 82 years of age. He was born on July 8, 1880. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John Ober had been residing in Pennsylvania .
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In 1880, in the year that John Ober was born, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1900, at the age of 20 years old, John was alive when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1943, when he was 63 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1959, by the time he was 79 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1963, in the year of John Ober's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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