Arthur Hatton (1897 - 1976)

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Arthur Hatton
1897 - 1976
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May 16, 1897
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August 1976
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San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95116
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Arthur Hatton was born on May 16, 1897. He died in August 1976 at 79 years old. We know that Arthur Hatton had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95116.
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Arthur Hatton died in August 1976 at age 79. He was born on May 16, 1897. We have no information about Arthur's immediate family. We know that Arthur Hatton had been residing in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California 95116.

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In 1897, in the year that Arthur Hatton was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1904, at the age of only 7 years old, Arthur was alive when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1931, he was 34 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1959, by the time he was 62 years old, 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 1976, in the year of Arthur Hatton'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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