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John Washington Wells (born 1886)

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John Washington Wells
1886
Born
January 21, 1886
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John Washington Wells was born on January 21, 1886. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Washington Wells.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 461212

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Clara Vashti Hiers and John Washington Wells
Clara Vashti Hiers and her husband, John Washington 'Jack' Wells.
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If known, what were her parents names? I am related to the Hiers family also.
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Clara Vashti Hiers d/o George Harlie Hiers 11-14-1852-31 to 10-1930 & Sarah Frances Jordan 1856-11-4-1900, Walterboro, Verdier Twp, Colleton Co, SC; gdtr/o Solomon Jefferson Hiers & Mary A. Carter.
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In 1886, in the year that John Washington Wells was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1910, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1923, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1940, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1966, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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