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John William Ryan (1896 - 1915)

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John William Ryan
1896 - 1915
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c. 1896
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March 11, 1915
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John William Ryan was born c. 1896. He died on March 11, 1915 at 19 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 1455 Rank: Private Regiment: London Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/13th Kensington Bn.
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John William Ryan died on March 11, 1915 at 19 years of age. He was buried in Le Touret Memorial Panels 45., France. He was born c. 1896. We have no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1896, in the year that John William Ryan was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1900, when he was just 4 years old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1915, in the year of John William Ryan's passing, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

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