Harold Norton White (1897 - 1918)

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Harold Norton White
1897 - 1918
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c. 1897
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September 6, 1918
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Harold Norton White was born c. 1897. He died on September 6, 1918 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harold Norton White passed away on September 6, 1918 at 21 years of age. He was buried in Sun Quarry Cemetery Cherisy, France. He was born c. 1897. We are unaware of information about Harold's surviving family.

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In 1897, in the year that Harold Norton White was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1900, at the age of just 3 years old, Harold was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1905, when he was merely 8 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1918, in the year of Harold Norton White's passing, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

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