Daniel Joseph Phelan (1899 - 1916)

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Daniel Joseph Phelan
1899 - 1916
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c. 1899
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July 7, 1916
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Daniel Joseph Phelan was born c. 1899. He died on July 7, 1916 at 17 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 8 C 9 A And 16 A. in France
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Service number: 1776
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn

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Daniel Joseph Phelan passed away on July 7, 1916 at 17 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 8 C 9 A And 16 A., France. He was born c. 1899. We have no information about Daniel's family or relationships.

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In 1899, in the year that Daniel Joseph Phelan was born, 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 1900, he was just 1 year old when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1902, he was only 3 years old when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1916, in the year of Daniel Joseph Phelan's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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