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Harold J Werst (1922 - 2002)

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Harold J Werst
1922 - 2002
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September 6, 1922
Death
November 18, 2002
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Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89104
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Harold J Werst was born on September 6, 1922. He died on November 18, 2002 at age 80. We know that Harold J Werst had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89104.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Harold J Werst passed away on November 18, 2002 at age 80. He was born on September 6, 1922. We have no information about Harold's family or relationships. We know that Harold J Werst had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89104.
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In 1922, in the year that Harold J Werst was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1946, by the time he was 24 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, by the time he was 37 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1966, Harold was 44 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1980, he was 58 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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