John Geoffrey Magnus Dr

11 February 1942–29 April 2015 (Age 73)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John Geoffrey

John Geoffrey Magnus Dr was born on 11 February 1942, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States as the son of John Magnus and Gladys Feinn. He died on 29 April 2015, at the age of 73.

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John Magnus
Gladys Feinn
1918–2004
John Geoffrey Magnus Dr
1942–2015

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World Events (3)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 3

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1954 · First Atomic Submarine Launched

Age 12

The USS Nautilus was launched from Groton, Connecticut. It was the first nuclear-powered submarine in the Navy. 

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: from the Scandinavian personal name Magnus. This was borne by Magnus the Good (died 1047 ), king of Norway, who was named for the Emperor Charlemagne, Latin Carolus Magnus ‘ Charles the Great’. The name spread from Norway to the eastern Scandinavian royal houses, and became popular all over Scandinavia and thence in the English Danelaw. It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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