Clyde A Morton (1896 - 1994)

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Clyde A Morton
1896 - 1994
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June 21, 1896
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December 8, 1994
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Prosperity, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15329
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Clyde A Morton was born on June 21, 1896. He died on December 8, 1994 at 98 years old. We know that Clyde A Morton had been residing in Prosperity, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15329.
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Clyde A Morton died on December 8, 1994 at age 98. He was born on June 21, 1896. There is no information about Clyde's family. We know that Clyde A Morton had been residing in Prosperity, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15329.

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In 1896, in the year that Clyde A Morton was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1904, when he was merely 8 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1915, by the time he was 19 years old, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1985, he was 89 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1994, in the year of Clyde A Morton's passing, 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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