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Harold M Bowman Jr (1913 - 1988)

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Harold M Bowman
1913 - 1988
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July 15, 1913
Death
October 18, 1988
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Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii 96734
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Harold M Bowman Jr was born on July 15, 1913. He died on October 18, 1988 at 75 years old. We know that Harold M Bowman Jr had been residing in Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii 96734.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Harold M Bowman Jr passed away on October 18, 1988 at 75 years old. he was buried in National Memorial Cemetery Of The Pacific Section H Site 507-A, Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born on July 15, 1913. We have no information about Harold's surviving family. We know that Harold M Bowman Jr had been residing in Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii 96734.
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In 1913, in the year that Harold M Bowman Jr was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1925, at the age of merely 12 years old, Harold was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1957, he was 44 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1967, he was 54 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1988, in the year of Harold M Bowman Jr's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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