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Oliver Perry Johnson (1864 - 1947)

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Oliver Perry Johnson
1864 - 1947
Born
October 6, 1864
Vandalia, Ohio United States
Death
April 30, 1947
Dayton, Ohio United States
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Oliver Perry Johnson was born on October 6, 1864 in Vandalia, Ohio United States. He died on April 30, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio United States at 82 years old.
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Oliver Perry Johnson died on April 30, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio United States at 82 years old. He was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, Ohio United States. He was born on October 6, 1864 in Vandalia, Ohio United States. There is no information about Oliver's family or relationships.
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In 1864, in the year that Oliver Perry Johnson was born, on April 22nd, the Coinage Act of 1864 was passed by Congress. It mandated that "In God We Trust" was to be placed on all United States coins and created a 2 cent coin. Later - in 1956 - "In God We Trust" replaced "E Pluribus Unum" - which means out of many, one - as the national motto.

In 1877, when he was only 13 years old, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1894, Oliver was 30 years old when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1901, Oliver was 37 years old when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1947, in the year of Oliver Perry Johnson's passing, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

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