John Polhill (1935 - 2004)

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John Polhill
1935 - 2004
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January 20, 1935
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October 3, 2004
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44102
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John Polhill was born on January 20, 1935. He died on October 3, 2004 at 69 years old. We know that John Polhill had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44102.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Polhill passed away on October 3, 2004 at age 69. He was born on January 20, 1935. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John Polhill had been residing in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44102.

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In 1935, in the year that John Polhill was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1950, John was only 15 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1976, at the age of 41 years old, John was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1985, by the time he was 50 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1997, by the time he was 62 years old, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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