Harold P Gerdon (1914 - 2000)

Harold P Gerdon
1914 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
Harold P Gerdon was born on January 21, 1914. He died on May 12, 2000 at age 86. We know that Harold P Gerdon had been residing in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020.

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Harold P Gerdon died on May 12, 2000 at 86 years old. He was born on January 21, 1914. There is no information about Harold's immediate family. We know that Harold P Gerdon had been residing in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington 98020.
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In 1914, in the year that Harold P Gerdon was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1922, by the time he was merely 8 years old, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1955, by the time he was 41 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1978, at the age of 64 years old, Harold was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1999, at the age of 85 years old, Harold was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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