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Gustave Harke (1896 - 1976)

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Gustave Harke
1896 - 1976
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September 15, 1896
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January 1976
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Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon 97005
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Gustave Harke was born on September 15, 1896. He died in January 1976 at age 79. We know that Gustave Harke had been residing in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon 97005.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Gustave Harke passed away in January 1976 at 79 years old. He was born on September 15, 1896. There is no information about Gustave's family. We know that Gustave Harke had been residing in Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon 97005.
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In 1896, in the year that Gustave Harke was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1905, at the age of just 9 years old, Gustave was alive when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1915, at the age of 19 years old, Gustave was alive when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1934, at the age of 38 years old, Gustave was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1976, in the year of Gustave Harke's passing, 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.

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