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Nevin W Johnston (1917 - 1989)

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Nevin W Johnston
1917 - 1989
Born
November 25, 1917
Death
September 11, 1989
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Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870
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Nevin W Johnston was born on November 25, 1917. Nevin died on September 11, 1989 at 71 years of age. We know that Nevin W Johnston had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Nevin W Johnston passed away on September 11, 1989 at 71 years of age. Nevin was born on November 25, 1917. There is no information about Nevin's family. We know that Nevin W Johnston had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida 33870.
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In 1917, in the year that Nevin W Johnston was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1929, this person was only 12 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1936, this person was 19 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1979, when this person was 62 years old, 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.

In 1989, in the year of Nevin W Johnston's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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