Porter H Johnston

(1899 - 1996)

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Porter H Johnston
1899 - 1996
Born
September 28, 1899
Death
May 19, 1996
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Shelocta, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania 15774
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Porter H Johnston was born on September 28, 1899. He died on May 19, 1996 at 96 years old. We know that Porter H Johnston had been residing in Shelocta, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania 15774.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Porter H Johnston died on May 19, 1996 at 96 years old. He was born on September 28, 1899. We are unaware of information about Porter's surviving family. We know that Porter H Johnston had been residing in Shelocta, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania 15774.

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In 1899, in the year that Porter H Johnston was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1908, Porter was merely 9 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1917, at the age of 18 years old, Porter was alive when 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 1963, Porter was 64 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1996, in the year of Porter H Johnston's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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