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Guy Hoffman (1885 - 1963)

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Guy Hoffman
1885 - 1963
Born
February 16, 1885
Death
February 1963
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Guy Hoffman was born on February 16, 1885. He died in February 1963 at 77 years old. We know that Guy Hoffman had been residing in Iowa .
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Guy Hoffman passed away in February 1963 at 77 years of age. He was born on February 16, 1885. We are unaware of information about Guy's family or relationships. We know that Guy Hoffman had been residing in Iowa .
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In 1885, in the year that Guy Hoffman was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1902, by the time he was 17 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1911, by the time he was 26 years old, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1946, by the time he was 61 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1963, in the year of Guy Hoffman's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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