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John Snyder (1927 - 1973)

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John Snyder
1927 - 1973
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June 29, 1927
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June 1973
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Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois 60513
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John Snyder was born on June 29, 1927. He died in June 1973 at age 45. We know that John Snyder had been residing in Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois 60513.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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John Snyder died in June 1973 at 45 years of age. He was born on June 29, 1927. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Snyder had been residing in Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois 60513.
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In 1927, in the year that John Snyder was born, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1932, at the age of just 5 years old, John was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1959, when he was 32 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1965, when he was 38 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1973, in the year of John Snyder's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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