George Collett (1885 - 1967)

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George Collett
1885 - 1967
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October 26, 1885
Death
August 1967
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Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98563
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George Collett was born on October 26, 1885. He died in August 1967 at age 81. We know that George Collett had been residing in Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98563.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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George Collett passed away in August 1967 at 81 years of age. He was born on October 26, 1885. There is no information about George's immediate family. We know that George Collett had been residing in Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98563.

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In 1885, in the year that George Collett was born, 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 1918, at the age of 33 years old, George was alive when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1934, by the time he was 49 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1958, by the time he was 73 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 1967, in the year of George Collett's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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