Arthur Barber (1893 - 1976)

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Arthur Barber
1893 - 1976
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September 1, 1893
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May 1976
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Arthur Barber was born on September 1, 1893. He died in May 1976 at 82 years of age. We know that Arthur Barber had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Arthur Barber died in May 1976 at age 82. He was born on September 1, 1893. There is no information about Arthur's family or relationships. We know that Arthur Barber had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1893, in the year that Arthur Barber was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1906, by the time he was just 13 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1913, by the time he was 20 years old, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1964, he was 71 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1976, in the year of Arthur Barber's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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