Porter K Johnston

(1921 - 1994)

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Porter K Johnston
1921 - 1994
Born
June 21, 1921
Death
January 26, 1994
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Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas 75150
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Porter K Johnston was born on June 21, 1921. He died on January 26, 1994 at 72 years old. We know that Porter K Johnston had been residing in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas 75150.
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Porter K Johnston died on January 26, 1994 at 72 years of age. He was born on June 21, 1921. We have no information about Porter's immediate family. We know that Porter K Johnston had been residing in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas 75150.

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In 1921, in the year that Porter K Johnston was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1938, when he was 17 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1974, Porter was 53 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1987, when he was 66 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1994, in the year of Porter K Johnston's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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