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Amos Howell (1902 - 1978)

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Amos Howell
1902 - 1978
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March 6, 1902
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November 1978
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Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina 29611
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Amos Howell was born on March 6, 1902. He died in November 1978 at 76 years old. We know that Amos Howell had been residing in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina 29611.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Amos Howell passed away in November 1978 at 76 years old. He was born on March 6, 1902. We are unaware of information about Amos' family. We know that Amos Howell had been residing in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina 29611.
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In 1902, in the year that Amos Howell was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1916, by the time he was only 14 years old, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1929, he was 27 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1955, by the time he was 53 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1978, in the year of Amos Howell's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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