Josephine B Johnson (1896 - 1988)

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Josephine B Johnson
1896 - 1988
October 17, 1896
January 21, 1988
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Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington 99403
Josephine B Johnson was born on October 17, 1896. She died on January 21, 1988 at 91 years of age. We know that Josephine B Johnson had been residing in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington 99403.
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Josephine B Johnson passed away on January 21, 1988 at 91 years of age. She was born on October 17, 1896. We are unaware of information about Josephine's surviving family. We know that Josephine B Johnson had been residing in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington 99403.

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In 1896, in the year that Josephine B Johnson 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 1917, Josephine was 21 years old when Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1951, Josephine was 55 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1977, Josephine was 81 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1988, in the year of Josephine B Johnson's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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