John Patrick Grace (1870 - 1955)

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John Patrick Grace
1870 - 1955
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1870
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1955
Warr, Australia
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Warr, Australia
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John Patrick Grace was born in 1870. He was born to Thomas Patri Grace. He died in 1955 in Warr, Australia at age 85.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Patrick Grace died in 1955 in Warr, Australia at 85 years of age. He was born in 1870. He was born to Thomas Patri Grace.

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In 1870, in the year that John Patrick Grace was born, on January 26th, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. On February 23rd, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. On March 30th, Texas was readmitted to the Union. And on July 15th, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

In 1882, he was merely 12 years old when on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1916, at the age of 46 years old, John was alive when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1922, at the age of 52 years old, John was alive when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1955, in the year of John Patrick Grace's passing, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

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