Carl Haas (1893 - 1970)

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Carl Haas
1893 - 1970
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November 10, 1893
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February 1970
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
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Carl Haas was born on November 10, 1893. He died in February 1970 at 76 years of age. We know that Carl Haas had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Carl Haas died in February 1970 at age 76. He was born on November 10, 1893. We are unaware of information about Carl's family or relationships. We know that Carl Haas had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.

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In 1893, in the year that Carl Haas was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1926, at the age of 33 years old, Carl was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1940, at the age of 47 years old, Carl was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1954, when he was 61 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1970, in the year of Carl Haas's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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