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Frank Howe (1888 - 1894)

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Frank Howe
1888 - 1894
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c. 1888
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March 20, 1894
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Frank Howe was born c. 1888. He died on March 20, 1894 in New York United States at age 6.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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Frank Howe passed away on March 20, 1894 in New York United States at age 6. He was born c. 1888. There is no information about Frank's family or relationships.
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In 1888, in the year that Frank Howe was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1890, at the age of just 2 years old, Frank was alive when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1891, at the age of merely 3 years old, Frank was alive when on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1892, Frank was merely 4 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1894, in the year of Frank Howe's passing, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

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