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Arthur J Howe (1914 - 2006)

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Arthur J Howe
1914 - 2006
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April 6, 1914
Death
February 22, 2006
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Tavares, Lake County, Florida 32778
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Arthur J Howe was born on April 6, 1914. He died on February 22, 2006 at age 91. We know that Arthur J Howe had been residing in Tavares, Lake County, Florida 32778.
Updated: January 15, 2016
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Arthur J Howe passed away on February 22, 2006 at age 91. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 116 Site 91, Bushnell, Florida . He was born on April 6, 1914. There is no information about Arthur's family or relationships. We know that Arthur J Howe had been residing in Tavares, Lake County, Florida 32778.
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In 1914, in the year that Arthur J Howe was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1931, at the age of 17 years old, Arthur was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, by the time he was 45 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 1975, at the age of 61 years old, Arthur was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1994, by the time he was 80 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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