Harold Schmidt (1903 - 1981)

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Harold Schmidt
1903 - 1981
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February 4, 1903
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March 1981
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Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417
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Harold Schmidt was born on February 4, 1903. He died in March 1981 at age 78. We know that Harold Schmidt had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harold Schmidt died in March 1981 at 78 years of age. He was born on February 4, 1903. We have no information about Harold's family. We know that Harold Schmidt had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417.

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In 1903, in the year that Harold Schmidt was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1925, at the age of 22 years old, Harold was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1942, at the age of 39 years old, Harold was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1978, at the age of 75 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 1981, in the year of Harold Schmidt's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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