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Edwin Harkelrode (1883 - 1968)

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Edwin Harkelrode
1883 - 1968
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February 17, 1883
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November 1968
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Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio 44483
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Edwin Harkelrode was born on February 17, 1883. He died in November 1968 at 85 years old. We know that Edwin Harkelrode had been residing in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio 44483.
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Edwin Harkelrode died in November 1968 at age 85. He was born on February 17, 1883. We have no information about Edwin's surviving family. We know that Edwin Harkelrode had been residing in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio 44483.
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In 1883, in the year that Edwin Harkelrode was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1895, at the age of merely 12 years old, Edwin was alive when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1936, Edwin was 53 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1958, by the time he was 75 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1968, in the year of Edwin Harkelrode's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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