Donald Mowry (1917 - 1984)

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Donald Mowry
1917 - 1984
September 22, 1917
May 1984
Last Known Residence
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania 15501
Donald Mowry of Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania was born on September 22, 1917, and died at age 66 years old in May 1984.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 25375391

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Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania 15501
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Donald Mowry passed away at age 66 years old in May 1984. Donald Mowry of Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania was born on September 22, 1917.

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In 1917, in the year that Donald Mowry was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1920, Donald was just 3 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1945, at the age of 28 years old, Donald was alive when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1978, Donald was 61 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1984, in the year of Donald Mowry's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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