Arthur Haddon Henzel Hall (1850 - 1929)

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Arthur Haddon Henzel Hall
1850 - 1929
Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
Arthur Haddon Henzel Hall was born in 1850. He is the child of Armstrong Ritchie Hall and Martha Henzel Hall. He died in 1929 in Preston, Australia at 79 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Arthur Haddon Henzel Hall died in 1929 in Preston, Australia at age 79. He was born in 1850. He is the child of Armstrong Ritchie Hall and Martha Henzel Hall.

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In 1850, in the year that Arthur Haddon Henzel Hall was born, on September 9th, in the middle of the Gold Rush, California was admitted to the US as the 31st state. Previously the western part of Alta California, the state, by itself, is now has the 6th largest economy in the world when compared to other countries.

In 1869, by the time he was 19 years old, on February 5th, prospectors in Victoria, Australia, discovered the biggest loose gold nugget ever found. Known as the "Welcome Stranger", it was discovered only 1.2 inches below ground and weighed a whopping 214.1 lbs. It would be worth over $4 million today.

In 1888, he was 38 years old when on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1902, he was 52 years old when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1929, in the year of Arthur Haddon Henzel Hall's passing, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

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