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Harold C Gears (1917 - 2010)

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Harold C Gears
1917 - 2010
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March 17, 1917
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October 28, 2010
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Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida 32931
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Harold C Gears was born on March 17, 1917. He died on October 28, 2010 at age 93. We know that Harold C Gears had been residing in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida 32931.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Harold C Gears passed away on October 28, 2010 at 93 years old. He was born on March 17, 1917. We are unaware of information about Harold's immediate family. We know that Harold C Gears had been residing in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida 32931.
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In 1917, in the year that Harold C Gears was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1920, he was merely 3 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1944, by the time he was 27 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1951, when he was 34 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1987, by the time he was 70 years old, 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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