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George Creed (died 1940)

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George Creed
1940
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June 7, 1940
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George Creed died on June 7, 1940.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 3249694 Rank: Rifleman Regiment: Cameronians (scottish Rifles) Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.
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George Creed passed away on June 7, 1940. He was buried in Larkhall Cemetery Dalserf, United Kingdom. We are unaware of information about George's immediate family.
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Add George's birthday or the date he died to see a list of historic events that occurred during George's lifetime.

In 1876, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

In 1894, 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.

In 1909, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1918, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1940, in the year of George Creed's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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