John Sykes (1894 - 1987)

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Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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1894 - In the year that John Sykes was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1908 - At the age of merely 14 years old, John was alive when unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1943 - When he was 49 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1967 - He was 73 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1987 - In the year of John Sykes's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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John Sykes died in April 1987 at 93 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on March 13, 1894. We have no information about John's family. We know that John Sykes had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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