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Raymond Walter Johnston (1939 - 1959)

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Raymond Walter Johnston
1939 - 1959
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1939
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1959
Merl, Australia
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Merl, Australia
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Raymond Walter Johnston was born in 1939. He is the child of Colin Reary Johnston and Isabel France Aumont Johnston. He died in 1959 in Merl, Australia at 20 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Raymond Walter Johnston died in 1959 in Merl, Australia at 20 years old. He was born in 1939. He is the child of Colin Reary Johnston and Isabel France Aumont Johnston.
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In 1939, in the year that Raymond Walter Johnston was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1940, he was only 1 year old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1959, in the year of Raymond Walter Johnston's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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