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John Richard Turner (1862 - 1929)

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John Richard Turner
1862 - 1929
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1862
Melbourne, Australia
Death
1929
Richmond, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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John Richard Turner was born in 1862 in Melbourne, Australia. He is the child of John Turner and Margaret Joyce Turner. He died in 1929 in Richmond, Australia at 67 years old.
Updated: July 25, 2019
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John Richard Turner passed away in 1929 in Richmond, Australia at age 67. He was born in 1862 in Melbourne, Australia. He is the child of John Turner and Margaret Joyce Turner.
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In 1862, in the year that John Richard Turner was born, on August 17th, the Dakota War of 1862 began in Minnesota. Four Lakota Sioux - while hunting - killed five settlers near the Minnesota River. That evening, elders of the tribe decided to attack more settlements with the goal of driving out those who had settled the area. By the end of the year, 1000 Lakota had been jailed.

In 1887, by the time he was 25 years old, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1895, at the age of 33 years old, John was alive when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1916, by the time he was 54 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1929, in the year of John Richard Turner's passing, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

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