Harold Hartley (1926 - 1986)

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Harold Hartley
1926 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Harold Hartley was born on June 9, 1926. He died in June 1986 at age 59.


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Harold Hartley died in June 1986 at age 59. He was born on June 9, 1926. We have no information about Harold's family.
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In 1926, in the year that Harold Hartley was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, Harold was merely 12 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1953, at the age of 27 years old, Harold was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1971, Harold was 45 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1986, in the year of Harold Hartley's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Born: around 1907
Iowa, United States
Harold F Hartley
Born: around 1900
United States
Harold R Hartley
Born: around 1917
United States
Harold v Hartley
Born: around 1915
United States
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Born: around 1920
Ohio, United States
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Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1913
North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1922
Tennessee, United States

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Dec 25, 1929 - May 26, 2008
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Apr 12, 1920 - Jun 13, 1993
Jackson, TN
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Aug 10, 1900 - Mar 29, 1988
Cheshire, CT
Kate Hartley
Oct 2, 1887 - February 1977
Orlando, Florida
Sylvia L Hartley
Dec 24, 1896 - Aug 20, 1993
N O Hartley
Oct 10, 1934 - May 1990
Owen Hartley
Feb 5, 1936 - April 1979
John Hartley
Sep 28, 1889 - December 1972
Jacksonville, Florida
Hazel L Hartley
Nov 6, 1927 - Oct 3, 1999
Betty Hartley
Aug 19, 1903 - November 1983
Jacksonville, Florida
Jacqueline Hartley
Mar 16, 1939 - Mar 6, 2002
Plant City, FL
Lucille M Hartley
Jun 18, 1922 - Aug 21, 2005
Maitland, FL
James Sherrill Hartley
Aug 15, 1944 - Jan 25, 2011
Wewahitchka, Florida
Mary H Hartley
Dec 16, 1939 - Nov 6, 1998
Ocala, FL
Marilyn J Hartley
Oct 20, 1942 - Mar 4, 2001
Asheville, NC
William R Hartley
Aug 6, 1942 - May 16, 2005
Vidalia, GA
Beatrice O'Neal Hartley
Mar 17, 1932 - May 14, 2006
Pensacola, FL
Emerita Hartley
Mar 10, 1934 - Apr 8, 2010
Batesburg, South Carolina
Nellie Hartley
Jul 13, 1892 - January 1981
Lake City, Florida
W Douglas Hartley
Oct 25, 1918 - April 1995
Saint Augustine, FL

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Jun 23, 1891 - April 1975
Gainesville, Florida
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Jun 20, 1927 - January 1978
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Jul 27, 1928 - Mar 14, 1992
Detroit, MI
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Mar 18, 1927 - October 1989
Daytona Beach, FL
Hattie Stiles
Dec 28, 1905 - June 1971
New York, New York
John Flautt
Jan 13, 1928 - September 1969
Fannie Bradley
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Patchogue, NY
Thomas W Skidmore
Dec 29, 1927 - Jan 11, 2000
Pomona Park, FL
Vivian C Stewart
Oct 20, 1927 - Jan 28, 1992
Preston Ruth
Dec 19, 1909 - April 1982
Richard G Edwards
Sep 22, 1925 - Dec 31, 2001
Philadelphia, PA
Charles T Dickman
Dec 14, 1925 - Jul 12, 1993
Viola L Mack
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Gwynn Oak, MD
Sarah Dallas
May 24, 1924 - Nov 25, 2010
Baltimore, Florida
William W Cook
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Muskogee, OK
Mary T Gamble
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