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Harley Rhodes (1906 - 1970)

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Harley Rhodes
1906 - 1970
Born
July 5, 1906
Death
July 1970
Last Known Residence
Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina 28716
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Harley Rhodes of Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina was born on July 5, 1906, and died at age 64 years old in July 1970.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 32680648

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Harley Rhodes passed away at age 64 years old in July 1970. Harley Rhodes of Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina was born on July 5, 1906.

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Harley Rhodes lived 8 years shorter than the average Rhodes family member when he died at the age of 63.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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1906 - 1970 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that Harley Rhodes was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1916, when he was merely 10 years old, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1937, he was 31 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1961, by the time he was 55 years old, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1970, in the year of Harley Rhodes's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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