Daniel Ball (1914 - 2006)

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Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado

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Cornelia Beal Leonard Harty

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John William Ball

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Beverly Jeanne (Ball) Schneider

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Harry Ball

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Harry Ball

Harry Ball

George L Ball

George L Ball

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Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family

Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family

Patricia Gail Chase

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Barbara Anne Ball

Barbara Anne Ball

Robert E Ball

Robert E Ball

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Robert E Ball

Anthony Carl Ball

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Martha Leirer Ball Cornelia Beal Leonard Harty John William Ball Beverly Jeanne (Ball) Schneider

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1914 - In the year that Daniel Ball 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.

1915 - Daniel was just 1 year old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1923 - When he was only 9 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

1945 - At the age of 31 years old, Daniel was alive when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

1946 - By the time he was 32 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Daniel Ball died on October 12, 2006 at 92 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on February 22, 1914. We have no information about Daniel's immediate family. We know that Daniel Ball had been residing in Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado.

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