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John Thomas Hughes (1896 - 1959)

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John Thomas Hughes
1896 - 1959
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1896
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1959
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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John Thomas Hughes was born in 1896. He is the child of John Thomas Hughes and Ellen Gallagher Hughes. He died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at 63 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Thomas Hughes died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at 63 years old. He was born in 1896. He is the child of John Thomas Hughes and Ellen Gallagher Hughes.
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In 1896, in the year that John Thomas Hughes was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1901, when he was only 5 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1920, John was 24 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 1932, he was 36 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1959, in the year of John Thomas Hughes's passing, 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.

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