Johnny Hicks (1909 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1909 - In the year that Johnny Hicks was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1932 - Johnny was 23 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1941 - At the age of 32 years old, Johnny was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1959 - At the age of 50 years old, Johnny was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1987 - In the year of Johnny Hicks's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Johnny Hicks died in June 1987 at 77 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Johnny. He was born on December 10, 1909. There is no information about Johnny's family or relationships. We know that Johnny Hicks had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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