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John Perc Hearn (1875 - 1951)

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John Perc Hearn
1875 - 1951
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1875
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1951
Rochester, Australia
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John Perc Hearn was born in 1875. He is the child of James Hearn and Agnes May Boadle Hearn. He died in 1951 in Rochester, Australia at age 76.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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John Perc Hearn died in 1951 in Rochester, Australia at age 76. He was born in 1875. He is the child of James Hearn and Agnes May Boadle Hearn.
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In 1875, in the year that John Perc Hearn was born, on February 18th, the Mason County War, also called the Hoodoo War, began. In central Texas, a German-American mob broke into a jail with a battering ram and lynched two suspected cattle rustlers. Thus began a year of vigilante "justice."

In 1895, when he was 20 years old, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1918, by the time he was 43 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1923, when he was 48 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1951, in the year of John Perc Hearn's passing, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

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