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John Parker (1760 - 1825)

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John Parker
1760 - 1825
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August 15, 1760
Pembroke, Massachusetts US
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May 27, 1825
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John Parker was born on August 15, 1760 in Pembroke, Massachusetts US. He died on May 27, 1825 at 64 years of age.
Updated: August 14, 2011
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John Parker died on May 27, 1825 at age 64. He was born on August 15, 1760 in Pembroke, Massachusetts US. There is no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1800, by the time he was 40 years old, Alessandro Volta presented his findings about the first electrical battery, proving that electricity could be generated chemically and debunking the widely held theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings.

In 1802, by the time he was 42 years old, on March 16, Congress established the United States Military Academy at West Point - the oldest of the five service academies in the United States and one of the oldest service academies in the world.

In 1809, at the age of 49 years old, John was alive when on May 5th, Mary Dixon Kies (March 21, 1752 – 1837) became the first recipient of a patent granted to a woman by the United States. She had developed a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread to make hats. While her hats were popular at first, fashion changed and she died penniless.

In 1811, when he was 51 years old, on November 7th, the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought. American troops led by William Henry Harrison - then Governor of the Indiana Territory, later the 9th President of the United States - defeated the Native American warriors. A confederacy of Native American tribes opposed U.S. expansion into Indian Territory. but Tecumseh was gone, recruiting troops, and there was no military leader on the Native American side. The battle lasted 2 hours.

In 1825, in the year of John Parker's passing, on August 18th, the Panic of 1825 began in London and spread to Europe, Latin America, and the United States. It affected Great Britain most strongly, leading to the closing of six banks in London and 60 banks in the country. Scottish adventurer - and trickster - Gregor MacGregor had invented a fictional Latin American country called Poyais and persuaded others to invest in the "country". The loss of funds on the part of banks and others began the panic.

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