Raymond Johnson (1906 - 1990)

Raymond Johnson
1906 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Raymond Johnson was born on February 26, 1906. He died on April 4, 1990 at 84 years old.


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Raymond Johnson died on April 4, 1990 at 84 years old. He was born on February 26, 1906. We have no information about Raymond's surviving family.
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In 1906, in the year that Raymond Johnson was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1920, he was merely 14 years old when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1978, at the age of 72 years old, Raymond was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1988, at the age of 82 years old, Raymond was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1990, in the year of Raymond Johnson's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Other Raymond Johnsons

Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1920 - Aug 16, 1991
around 1921 - Sep 14, 1944
around 1922 - Sep 6, 1943
Unknown - Jul 8, 1944
around 1916 - Apr 22, 1943
around 1907 - Dec 27, 1943
around 1923 - Jun 25, 1943
around 1914 - Jun 2, 1941
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
around 1919 - May 26, 1940
Unknown - Sep 25, 1940
Unknown - Aug 19, 1942
around 1900 - Nov 15, 1942
around 1891 - Apr 24, 1918
around 1926 - May 23, 1944
around 1920 - Jan 6, 1943
Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
around 1923 - Unknown

Other Johnsons

Jan 25, 1909 - Jul 1, 2006
Jul 28, 1938 - Mar 4, 2000
Feb 11, 1929 - Sep 22, 1995
Aug 25, 1931 - Jul 27, 2009
Dec 11, 1940 - Oct 24, 2001
Sep 25, 1920 - Mar 22, 2002
Dec 25, 1904 - December 1986
Nov 19, 1908 - Oct 25, 2001
Jul 17, 1897 - August 1984
Jun 14, 1915 - Mar 17, 2009
Jan 16, 1905 - September 1982
Jul 21, 1906 - November 1981
Sep 30, 1939 - Jan 20, 2007
Sep 28, 1907 - September 1994
Oct 8, 1926 - Feb 3, 2001
Mar 25, 1931 - May 30, 2005
Jan 8, 1918 - Feb 18, 2006
Jan 14, 1890 - April 1975
May 11, 1933 - Jan 15, 1997
Feb 16, 1913 - Apr 28, 1998

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May 25, 1934 - Mar 13, 2002
Mar 24, 1889 - August 1985
Jun 12, 1932 - May 18, 2011
Aug 26, 1923 - Jan 28, 2004
Dec 8, 1919 - October 1974
Dec 13, 1915 - April 1984
Mar 13, 1935 - May 24, 2010
Nov 17, 1937 - Oct 30, 1993
Mar 24, 1889 - July 1977
Apr 27, 1910 - Nov 25, 1999
Feb 7, 1915 - Mar 29, 1991
Apr 19, 1903 - Mar 5, 1996
Sep 28, 1899 - August 1986
Aug 10, 1935 - May 7, 2008
Oct 16, 1899 - August 1974
Sep 26, 1898 - January 1980
Jan 10, 1925 - Nov 14, 2010
Mar 22, 1916 - June 1986
Sep 14, 1927 - Jun 17, 2006
Oct 1, 1933 - Jul 15, 1997
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