John Ruthven Barber

(1911 - 1942)

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John Ruthven Barber
1911 - 1942
Born
c. 1911
Death
November 16, 1942
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John Ruthven Barber was born c. 1911. He died on November 16, 1942 at age 31.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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John Ruthven Barber
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'1098105' Sai Wan War Cemetery in "china
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Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 5 Field Regt.
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John Ruthven Barber passed away on November 16, 1942 at 31 years old. He was buried in '1098105' Sai Wan War Cemetery, "china. He was born c. 1911. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family.

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In 1911, in the year that John Ruthven Barber was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1920, he was merely 9 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1927, John was 16 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1938, when he was 27 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, in the year of John Ruthven Barber's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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