Rufus Johnson (1900 - 1985)

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Rufus Johnson
1900 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Rufus Johnson was born on February 13, 1900. He died in April 1985 at 85 years old. We know that Rufus Johnson had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39211.

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Rufus Johnson passed away in April 1985 at 85 years of age. He was born on February 13, 1900. We are unaware of information about Rufus's family or relationships. We know that Rufus Johnson had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi 39211.
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In 1900, in the year that Rufus Johnson was born, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1931, by the time he was 31 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1945, he was 45 years old when on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1975, Rufus was 75 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of Rufus Johnson's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Other Rufus Johnsons

Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1926
Ohio, United States
Rufus M Johnson
Born: around 1928
Tennessee, United States
Rufus L Johnson
Born: around 1928
Alabama, United States
Rufus W Johnson
Born: around 1919
Georgia, United States
Rufus L Johnson
Born: around 1918
Florida, United States
Rufus W Johnson
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States
Rufus C Jr Johnson
Born: around 1923
Alabama, United States
Rufus J Johnson
Born: around 1920
California, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1925
Texas, United States
Rufus E Johnson
Born: around 1906
California, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1912
California, United States
Rufus N Johnson
Born: around 1927
Arkansas, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1908
Texas, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1907
Louisiana, United States
Rufus C Jr Johnson
Born: around 1920
Arkansas, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1909
Texas, United States
Rufus v Johnson
Born: around 1921
Texas, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Rufus Johnson
Born: around 1924
Missouri, United States

Other Johnsons

Bryan Johnson
Sep 11, 1900 - December 1979
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Jessie P Johnson
Apr 6, 1926 - Apr 24, 1999
Holly Springs, MS
Cornealie Johnson
Jun 27, 1920 - October 1986
Memphis, Tennessee
Shirley G Johnson
Feb 11, 1949 - Jun 21, 2008
Memphis, TN
Sevella Johnson
Mar 14, 1944 - May 6, 1996
Coldwater, MS
Gloria Johnson
Jan 29, 1945 - May 3, 2000
New Orleans, LA
Pinkie Johnson
May 27, 1920 - Nov 20, 1997
Columbia, MS
Charles Johnson
Sep 8, 1948 - Apr 13, 2001
Many, LA
Willie B Johnson
Jun 25, 1944 - Dec 13, 2002
Brooklyn, MS
Lora M Johnson
May 28, 1943 - Jan 24, 2007
Bolingbrook, IL
Ada Johnson
Nov 15, 1896 - April 1963
Mississippi
Anna Johnson
May 3, 1900 - January 1991
Woodville, MS
Joseph Johnson
Feb 14, 1948 - February 1972
Joyce B Johnson
Jul 13, 1926 - Jun 29, 2005
Woodville, MS
Leola Johnson
Feb 13, 1934 - Jul 15, 1997
Vicksburg, MS
Mamie R Johnson
Mar 1, 1937 - Jun 23, 1998
Fayette, MS
Reedie E Johnson
Jun 18, 1947 - Dec 14, 2007
Kinston, NC
Joann Johnson
Jun 20, 1948 - Jun 6, 1993
Oakland, CA
Lillie M Johnson
Nov 6, 1942 - Mar 18, 2011
Lorman, MS

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Apr 29, 1905 - October 1984
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Leo Elson
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Lura C Lacaze
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William Douglas
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Ernest N Carmouche
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Rex Conwill Ward
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Emmett E Prevost
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William Curren
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Anna Hamilton
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Dallas Vandevere
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Sam Starnes
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