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George Edward Howe (1920 - 1947)

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George Edward Howe
1920 - 1947
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c. 1920
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February 4, 1947
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George Edward Howe was born c. 1920. He died on February 4, 1947 at 27 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: c/jx169996 Rank: Signalman Regiment: Royal Navy Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Letitia.
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George Edward Howe died on February 4, 1947 at 27 years old. He was buried in Charlton Cemetery Greenwich, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1920. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships.
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1920 - 1947 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that George Edward Howe was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1930, George was only 10 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1947, in the year of George Edward Howe's passing, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

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