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Arthur Howe (1894 - 1916)

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Arthur Howe
1894 - 1916
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c. 1894
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July 1, 1916
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Arthur Howe was born c. 1894. He died on July 1, 1916 at age 22.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 13/468 Rank: Private Regiment: York And Lancaster Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 13th Bn.
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Arthur Howe died on July 1, 1916 at age 22. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 14 A And 14 B., France. He was born c. 1894. There is no information about Arthur's family or relationships.
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In 1894, in the year that Arthur Howe was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1900, by the time he was only 6 years old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1906, Arthur was merely 12 years old when 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 1916, in the year of Arthur Howe's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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