Fred Hicks (1879 - 1966)

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Fred Hicks
1879 - 1966
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September 7, 1879
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November 1966
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15214
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Fred Hicks was born on September 7, 1879. He died in November 1966 at 87 years of age. We know that Fred Hicks had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15214.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fred Hicks passed away in November 1966 at 87 years of age. He was born on September 7, 1879. There is no information about Fred's surviving family. We know that Fred Hicks had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15214.

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In 1879, in the year that Fred Hicks was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1914, at the age of 35 years old, Fred was alive when 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.

In 1931, by the time he was 52 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1956, by the time he was 77 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1966, in the year of Fred Hicks's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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