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George A Howe (1873 - 1919)

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George A Howe
1873 - 1919
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c. 1873
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December 31, 1919
Queens County, New York United States
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George A Howe was born c. 1873. He died on December 31, 1919 in New York United States at 46 years old.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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George A Howe passed away on December 31, 1919 in New York United States at 46 years of age. He was born c. 1873. We have no information about George's surviving family.
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In 1873, in the year that George A Howe was born, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

In 1885, by the time he was just 12 years old, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1895, George was 22 years old when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1902, at the age of 29 years old, George was alive when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1919, in the year of George A Howe's passing, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

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