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George Howe (1880 - 1918)

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George Howe
1880 - 1918
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c. 1880
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January 21, 1918
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George Howe was born c. 1880. He died on January 21, 1918 at 38 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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George Howe passed away on January 21, 1918 at 38 years old. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 86 To 88., Belgium. He was born c. 1880. We are unaware of information about George's family.
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1880 - 1918 World Events

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In 1880, in the year that George Howe was born, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1893, at the age of merely 13 years old, George was alive when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1894, at the age of just 14 years old, George was alive when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1909, George was 29 years old when 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, in the year of George Howe's passing, 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.

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