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John Hancock

John Hancock was an American founding father who was President of the Continental Congress before the Americna Revolution. His signature on the Declaration of Independence was the largest; that made his name an idiom for signature.

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Was John Hancock a troublemaker?

John Hancock was a wealthy man. He was the 2nd President of the continetial congress. He was the coolest guy ever!!!

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What killed John Hancock's father?

figer J. koreled

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Who killed John Hancock?

john Hancock was not killed he died of old age : )

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John Hancock's accomplishments?

He was the first to sign the constitution,he was the govenor

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What were John Hancock's character traits?

John Hancock was popular, outgoing, and flamboyant.

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How do you write a name in inverted form?

I believe you write it with the last name in front of the first name. Ex- Hancock, John

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How do you call illegally copying a signature?

Forgery.

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Why did John Hancock have the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock's signature is the largest because he was the first to sign it.

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What Color is John Hancock's Eyes?

I heard they were grayish green...

kinda reminds me of Kendall schmidt, who is kendall on big time rush...

wonder if theyre related? :0

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Who played Hancock in Hancock?

Will Smith played Hancock in the movie.

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When was John Hancock married?

He was married in 1756

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What is the name of the marble building located at 200 E Randolph St in Chicago?

This is the Aon Center, formerly the Amoco Building, and originally the Standard Oil Building. It's actually now faced with granite, since the original marble cladding began coming away from the structure. The entire tower was reclad a few years back. According to a docent at the Chicago Architectural foundation, marble was well known not to withstand the extremes of Chicago temperatures. However, the wife of the company president thought that marble would be pretty, so marble it was. Regardless, the building is a fine example of the International School of architecture, has an incredible courtyard and fountain at the base, and some great public sculpture including John Kearney's Deer.

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How is the John Hancock Building famous?

The John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story, 1,127-foot (344 m) tall skyscraper designed by structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. When completed in 1969, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. One of the most famous buildings of the structural expressionist style, the skyscraper's distinctive X-bracing exterior is actually a hint that the structure's skin is indeed part of its 'tubular system'.

In Chicago, one of the most controversial buildings in this birthplace of skyscrapers is believed by Chicago paranormal experts to have a much more malicious quality. Since its completion in 1968, the John Hancock Center has been the site of multiple murders, suicides and deadly "accidents." Why? Windy City occultists are convinced that it is the very design of the place that causes its residents and workers to often take a turn for the worst.

The John Hancock Center was designed as a trapezoidal structure by its chief architect, Bruce Graham, under the counsel of Fazlur Khan, a structural engineer at the esteemed Chicago firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Khan proposed the shape as an economical way to combine larger office spaces on the lower floors with smaller apartment units on the upper levels. But it wasn't long before some Chicagoans began to question the "innocent" trapezoidal design as a poor one.

A little over three years after the Hancock's completion, a 29-year-old Chicago woman named Lorraine Kowalski fell to her death from her boyfriend's 90th-floor Hancock Center apartment. To this day, detectives are dumbfounded by the event; the building's windows are capable of withstanding more than 200 pounds of pressure per square foot and winds of more than 150 miles per hour, yet Kowalski actually broke through the glass. Four years later, a transmitter technician for a local radio station plunged to his death from the 97th floor offices of his television station. Just three months later, a 27-year old tenant "fell" from his 91st-floor apartment while studying for an exam at breakfast. In 1978, a 31-year old woman shot a man to death in his home on the Hancock's 65th floor, and in 1998, beloved comedian Chris Farley was found dead in the entrance hall of his 60th-floor apartment. Most recently, in March of 2002, a 25-foot aluminum scaffold fell from the building's 43rd floor, crushing three cars, killing three women and injuring 8 others. All of these incidents were called "baffling," "inexplicable" and seemingly unmotivated by detectives and journalists.

The Hancock center offers both apartments and offices, and all of the apartments are on the outer edge of the structure, wrapping around the outside as in any other such building. Unfortunately, in the Hancock, every one of these apartments has, due to the trapezoidal structure of the building, an outer wall that is "off-kilter" because it does not rise at 90 degrees. Many--LaVey among them--have believed that these "strange angles" have caused residents of the Hancock to behave in strange and deadly ways, and that the superhuman strength of those who have forced themselves or others through the building's seemingly impenetrable windows were calling on a ready supply of supernatural energy in the Hancock itself: energy coming through the "portal" of its trapezoidal structure.

Students of popular culture will want to note three intriguing facts about the Hancock. First, the structure's legend inspired Harold Ramis's Hollywood dream of a diabolical building: the centerpiece of his film, "Ghostbusters." Second, the late, little Heather O'Rourke, myth-shrouded star of the "Poltergeist" films, took a turn for the worst after a final publicity plug . . . held in one of the Hancock's studios. Third, a number of controversial or distressed personalities have called the Hancock home; among them, talk show host Jerry Springer, Catholic priest and novelist Andrew Greeley, and--as mentioned--comedian Farley, whose time in the building was riddled with drug and alcohol abuse, the eventual cause of his death.

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How did John Hancock die?

John Hancock died of gout when he was 56 years old

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Did John Hancock have kids with Dorothy Quincy Hancock?

Yes. They had a daughter named Lydia Henchman Hancock and a son named John George Washington Hancock.

1But neither of whom survived to adulthood. * Lydia Hancock (Oct 1776-Aug 1777); died at the age of about ten months. * John George Washington Hancock (21 May 1778-27 January 1787); died at the age of eight years.

(1 taken from Wikipedia - John Hancock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock)

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Why John Hancock write his signature so big on the Declaration of Independence?


He signed as a statement to the King. He has an exact quote that I don't know but paraphrased: I want to be the first name he sentences to death. He basically did it because he wanted to show that he had no fear or regret for his actions. If he was going to be executed it was for standing up for the entire "American" population.

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Was John Hancock on the British or Americans side in the revolutionary war?

Americans side

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Where is the Foundation Stone in Canberra?

The Foundation Stone in Canberra is located on the lawn in front of the Parliament House on Capital Hill.

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When did John Hancock die?

John Hancock had gout and was in poor health towards the end of his life. He was 57 years old at the time of his death.

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What part did John Hancock play in the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock was President of the Second Continental Congress from May 24th, 1775 until October 19, 1777. He presided over the debates on Independence. His wealth very much aided the cause and fed many families through rough times during the Revolutionary War. On July 4th, 1776 he was the first delegate to sign the Declaration of Independenc. He signed his name so large and boldly "so that King George III can read it without his glasses." Today, his name is often used as a synonym for the word signature.

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Was John Hancock a bad person?

"Bad" is completely subjective. I'm sure most people would not think he was a bad person, but some might.

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What part did John Hancock have in writing the Constitution?

None, he was not a delegate to the convention. He did however, preide over the Massachusets state ratifying convention. Micheal Montage He just signed it really big so that the king could see it without his glasses. Doug McClanahan John Hancock loved to write his signature so he wrote it big so the king could see it without his spectacles

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What bar is in the John Hancock building?

Signature lounge

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