Robert John Clyde Clark

(1913 - 1942)

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Robert John Clyde Clark
1913 - 1942
Born
1913
Kyneton, Australia
Death
February 4, 1942
Last Known Residence
Kyneton, Australia
Summary
Robert John Clyde Clark was born in 1913 in Kyneton, Australia. He was born to Thomas Clark and Annabella Moorhead Clark. He died on February 4, 1942 at age 29.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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Robert John Clyde Clark
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Robert John Clyde Clark
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Kyneton, Australia
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Robert Clark was born in in Kyneton, Australia
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Robert Clark died on
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Robert Clark was born in in Kyneton, Australia
Robert Clark died on
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Rabaul Memorial Panel 30. in Papua New Guinea
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Service number: nx35686
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Army Service Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 8 Div. Supply Col.
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Robert John Clyde Clark passed away on February 4, 1942 at 29 years of age. He was buried in Rabaul Memorial Panel 30., Papua New Guinea. Robert was born in 1913 in Kyneton, Australia. He was born to Thomas Clark and Annabella Moorhead Clark.

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In 1913, in the year that Robert John Clyde Clark was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1920, when he was just 7 years old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1925, Robert was just 12 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1936, he was 23 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1942, in the year of Robert John Clyde Clark's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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