hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill
John Henry is an American mythical (usually African-American) folk hero, who has been the subject of numerous songs, stories, plays, and novels.
John Henry, born in 1975, is an American Thoroughbred race horse named after the folk hero John Henry. As a youngster, the equine John Henry had a habit of tearing steel water and feed buckets off stall walls and stomping them flat. This reminded his then-owners of the legendary John Henry, who was known as a "steel-drivin' man".
John Henry (November 1750–December 16, 1798) was a Governor of Maryland and member of the United States Senate. He was born near Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland.
John Henry is the name of They Might Be Giants' fifth original album, although it is the sixth disc in their discography. It was released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). It is the first album in which John Linnell and John Flansburgh utilized a full band, as opposed to playing most or all of the instruments themselves.
John Henry (c. 1776 – 1853), was a spy and adventurer of mysterious origins. It is reputed that he was born in Dublin, Ireland, probably between 1750 and 1775, although 1776 is the more accepted year.
John Henry is a professor specializing in toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. He has done research on the health effects of cannabis, cocaine and other recreational drugs.
John Henry is a Historian of Science in the Science Studies Unit at the University of Edinburgh associated with the Strong Programme.