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John W Rhodes (1914 - 1979)

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John W Rhodes
1914 - 1979
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May 1, 1914
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July 1979
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Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas 76140
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John W Rhodes was born on May 1, 1914. He died in July 1979 at 65 years of age. We know that John W Rhodes had been residing in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas 76140.
Updated: August 10, 2022
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Ellis County, Texas United States
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Military serial#: 38036039 Enlisted: January 17, 1941 in Dallas Texas Military branch: Branch Immaterial Warrant Officers, Usa Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
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John W Rhodes died in July 1979 at 65 years old. He was born on May 1, 1914. There is no information about John's family. We know that John W Rhodes had been residing in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas 76140.
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In 1914, in the year that John W Rhodes was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1924, at the age of merely 10 years old, John was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1947, at the age of 33 years old, John was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1969, he was 55 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1979, in the year of John W Rhodes's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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