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Andrew J Jacobs (1838 - 1901)

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Andrew J Jacobs
1838 - 1901
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c. 1838
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June 6, 1901
Kings County, New York United States
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Andrew J Jacobs was born c. 1838. He died on June 6, 1901 in New York United States at 63 years old.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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Andrew J Jacobs passed away on June 6, 1901 in New York United States at 63 years of age. He was born c. 1838. There is no information about Andrew's immediate family.
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In 1838, in the year that Andrew J Jacobs was born, on January 11th in New Jersey, Samuel Morse and two others first publicly demonstrated Morse's new invention - the telegraph. Patented by Morse in 1837, the electrical telegraph used a code developed by him and his assistant, Samuel Vail, and sent a message two miles. In 1844, Morse broadcast from Washington DC to Baltimore Maryland the message "What hath God wrought" and the telegraph took off.

In 1845, Andrew was merely 7 years old when on March 4th, James K. Polk was inaugurated as the 11th President of the United States. Polk, from Tennessee, beat Henry Clay of Kentucky, 49.5% to 48.1%. Polk served one term.

In 1867, he was 29 years old when on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

In 1883, by the time he was 45 years old, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1901, in the year of Andrew J Jacobs's passing, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

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