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John Tesla (1906 - 1991)

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John Tesla
1906 - 1991
Born
June 15, 1906
Death
May 20, 1991
Last Known Residence
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44130
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John Tesla of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio was born on June 15, 1906, and died at age 84 years old on May 20, 1991.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 9379565

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John Tesla passed away at age 84 years old on May 20, 1991. John Tesla of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio was born on June 15, 1906.

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John Tesla lived 8 years longer than the average Tesla family member when he died at the age of 84.
The average age of a Tesla family member is 76.
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1906 - 1991 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that John Tesla was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1930, at the age of 24 years old, John was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1959, at the age of 53 years old, John was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, by the time he was 61 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1991, in the year of John Tesla's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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