George Helwig (1905 - 1987)

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George Helwig
1905 - 1987
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June 10, 1905
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May 1987
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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George Helwig was born on June 10, 1905. He died in May 1987 at age 81. We know that George Helwig had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
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George Helwig passed away in May 1987 at age 81. He was born on June 10, 1905. We have no information about George's immediate family. We know that George Helwig had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1905, in the year that George Helwig was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1916, when he was just 11 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1950, he was 45 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1976, at the age of 71 years old, George was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1987, in the year of George Helwig's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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