Porter Johnston

(1888 - 1966)

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Porter Johnston
1888 - 1966
Born
January 17, 1888
Death
June 1966
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Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75205
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Porter Johnston was born on January 17, 1888. He died in June 1966 at age 78. We know that Porter Johnston had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75205.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Porter Johnston passed away in June 1966 at 78 years old. He was born on January 17, 1888. There is no information about Porter's family or relationships. We know that Porter Johnston had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75205.

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In 1888, in the year that Porter Johnston was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1935, he was 47 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1941, by the time he was 53 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1952, he was 64 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1966, in the year of Porter Johnston's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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