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John R Vance (1925 - 2001)

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John R Vance
1925 - 2001
Born
September 7, 1925
Death
May 14, 2001
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Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California 91360
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John R Vance was born on September 7, 1925. He died on May 14, 2001 at age 75. We know that John R Vance had been residing in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California 91360.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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John R Vance passed away on May 14, 2001 at 75 years old. He was born on September 7, 1925. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships. We know that John R Vance had been residing in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California 91360.
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1925 - 2001 World Events

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In 1925, in the year that John R Vance was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1958, John was 33 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1963, he was 38 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1973, at the age of 48 years old, John was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1993, at the age of 68 years old, John was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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