Roy Johnson (1923 - 2008)

Roy Johnson
1923 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Roy Johnson was born on February 12, 1923. He died on August 14, 2008 at 85 years of age. We know that Roy Johnson had been residing in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois 61832.


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Danville National Cemetery, Il Section 18 Site 147, 1900 East Main Street - Va Medical Center, in Danville, Illinois 61832



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Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois 61832


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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Roy Johnson died on August 14, 2008 at 85 years of age. He was buried in Danville National Cemetery, Il Section 18 Site 147, Danville, Illinois. He was born on February 12, 1923. There is no information about Roy's family.
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In 1923, in the year that Roy Johnson was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1938, Roy was only 15 years old when 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 1955, at the age of 32 years old, Roy was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1960, by the time he was 37 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1987, when he was 64 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%).

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around 1917 - Dec 16, 1943
around 1923 - Mar 29, 1944
around 1911 - Oct 8, 1943
around 1925 - Sep 15, 1944
around 1934 - May 9, 1941
around 1897 - Aug 4, 1916
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around 1902 - Unknown
around 1927 - Unknown
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around 1923 - Unknown
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Other Johnsons

Jan 24, 1928 - Apr 1, 2000
Apr 21, 1916 - Aug 5, 2007
Aug 25, 1926 - Nov 20, 2009
Jan 7, 1927 - Oct 5, 2003
May 31, 1920 - April 1982
Jun 22, 1908 - February 1978
Dec 11, 1925 - Aug 13, 1998
Feb 7, 1925 - July 1992
May 20, 1909 - May 1981
Oct 10, 1924 - Apr 18, 2006
Jun 21, 1917 - Jul 7, 1998
Oct 27, 1907 - Sep 16, 1993
Dec 28, 1923 - Sep 26, 1993
Dec 29, 1914 - May 1983
May 4, 1924 - December 1970
Apr 10, 1897 - June 1979
Jan 14, 1912 - Jul 9, 1990
Sep 21, 1920 - May 14, 2006
Aug 18, 1918 - Jan 11, 2011
Jun 10, 1895 - March 1970

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Jun 3, 1920 - Aug 26, 2011
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Oct 27, 1907 - February 1985
Jul 25, 1918 - Nov 9, 1992
Oct 19, 1903 - April 1979
Apr 1, 1926 - Mar 3, 2010
Jun 1, 1918 - May 17, 2002
May 23, 1927 - March 1975
Dec 16, 1914 - Jun 26, 2000
Nov 8, 1910 - Jan 24, 1988
Apr 20, 1921 - Jul 26, 2009
Oct 1, 1910 - Mar 1, 1997
Sep 12, 1887 - January 1974
Jan 14, 1914 - Feb 2, 1996
Oct 31, 1925 - Aug 6, 1988
Sep 15, 1883 - November 1971
Jan 4, 1893 - March 1982
Nov 11, 1894 - October 1980
Mar 25, 1925 - Jun 7, 1996
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