John Thomas Lear (1951 - 1965)

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John Thomas Lear
1951 - 1965
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1951
Death
1965
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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John Thomas Lear was born in 1951. He was born to Arthur Jesse Lear and Florence Ger Welfoot Lear. He died in 1965 in Ballarat, Australia at 14 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Thomas Lear passed away in 1965 in Ballarat, Australia at age 14. He was born in 1951. He was born to Arthur Jesse Lear and Florence Ger Welfoot Lear.

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In 1951, in the year that John Thomas Lear was born, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1960, by the time he was only 9 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1961, by the time he was just 10 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1962, at the age of just 11 years old, John was alive when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1965, in the year of John Thomas Lear's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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