Harold Horning (1902 - 1985)

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Harold Horning
1902 - 1985
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December 21, 1902
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July 1985
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Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653
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Harold Horning was born on December 21, 1902. He died in July 1985 at 82 years old. We know that Harold Horning had been residing in Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harold Horning died in July 1985 at 82 years of age. He was born on December 21, 1902. We have no information about Harold's immediate family. We know that Harold Horning had been residing in Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653.

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In 1902, in the year that Harold Horning was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1917, he was only 15 years old when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1932, by the time he was 30 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1979, when he was 77 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1985, in the year of Harold Horning's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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