John Thomas Black (1878 - 1917)

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Birth

Death

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

'5303' Villers-bretonneux Memorial,
18th Bn.

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Military Service

Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.

Middle name

Thomas

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1878 - In the year that John Thomas Black was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

1888 - John was just 10 years old when on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

1891 - John was only 13 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

1892 - He was just 14 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

1917 - In the year of John Thomas Black's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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Obituary

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John Thomas Black died on May 3, 1917 at age 39. No cause of death has been entered for John. He was buried in '5303' Villers-bretonneux Memorial, 18th Bn.. He was born around 1878. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.

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