Alexander M Howard (1917 - 1998)

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Alexander M Howard
1917 - 1998
October 24, 1917
August 22, 1998
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Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830
Alexander M Howard was born on October 24, 1917. He died on August 22, 1998 at 80 years of age. We know that Alexander M Howard had been residing in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Alexander M Howard died on August 22, 1998 at 80 years old. He was born on October 24, 1917. There is no information about Alexander's family or relationships. We know that Alexander M Howard had been residing in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio 44830.

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In 1917, in the year that Alexander M Howard was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1923, he was only 6 years old when 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 1959, at the age of 42 years old, Alexander was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1973, when he was 56 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1998, in the year of Alexander M Howard's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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