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George Harless (1899 - 1987)

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George Harless
1899 - 1987
Born
September 20, 1899
Death
September 1987
Last Known Residence
West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina 28694
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George Harless of West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina was born on September 20, 1899, and died at age 88 years old in September 1987.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 31857197

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George Harless passed away at age 88 years old in September 1987. George Harless of West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina was born on September 20, 1899.

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George Harless lived 16 years longer than the average Harless family member when he died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Harless family member is 71.
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1899 - 1987 World Events

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In 1899, in the year that George Harless was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1928, when he was 29 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1954, at the age of 55 years old, George was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1965, at the age of 66 years old, George was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1987, in the year of George Harless's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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