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B Clay (1886 - 1974)

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B Clay
1886 - 1974
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August 28, 1886
Death
December 1974
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Turrell, Crittenden County, Arkansas 72384
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B Clay was born on August 28, 1886. B died in December 1974 at 88 years of age. We know that B Clay had been residing in Turrell, Crittenden County, Arkansas 72384.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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B Clay died in December 1974 at 88 years old. B was born on August 28, 1886. There is no information about B's family or relationships. We know that B Clay had been residing in Turrell, Crittenden County, Arkansas 72384.
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In 1886, in the year that B Clay was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1899, B was only 13 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1939, when this person was 53 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1952, B was 66 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1974, in the year of B Clay's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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