Clarence Kler (1891 - 1970)

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Clarence Kler
1891 - 1970
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August 9, 1891
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February 1970
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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Clarence Kler was born on August 9, 1891. He died in February 1970 at age 78. We know that Clarence Kler had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Clarence Kler passed away in February 1970 at age 78. He was born on August 9, 1891. We are unaware of information about Clarence's immediate family. We know that Clarence Kler had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1891, in the year that Clarence Kler was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1909, by the time he was 18 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1931, Clarence was 40 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 1944, he was 53 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1970, in the year of Clarence Kler's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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