John Patrick Grace (1911 - 1985)

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John Patrick Grace
1911 - 1985
Born
1911
Echuca, Australia
Death
1985
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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John Patrick Grace was born in 1911 in Echuca, Australia. He was born to William John Grace and Mary Grace (Teehan) Grace. He died in 1985 in Ballarat, Australia at 74 years of age.
Updated: August 12, 2019
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John Patrick Grace passed away in 1985 in Ballarat, Australia at 74 years of age. He was born in 1911 in Echuca, Australia. He was born to William John Grace and Mary Grace (Teehan) Grace.

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In 1911, in the year that John Patrick Grace was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1929, when he was 18 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1963, he was 52 years old when 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.

In 1978, he was 67 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1985, in the year of John Patrick Grace'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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