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Harrison Olds (1904 - 1969)

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Harrison Olds
1904 - 1969
Born
February 2, 1904
Death
June 1969
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Harrison Olds was born on February 2, 1904, and died at age 65 years old in June 1969. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harrison Olds.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33107866

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Harrison Olds passed away at age 65 years old in June 1969. Harrison Olds was born on February 2, 1904. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harrison Olds.

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Harrison Olds lived 8 years shorter than the average Olds family member when he died at the age of 65.
The average age of an Olds family member is 73.
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1904 - 1969 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Harrison Olds was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1926, at the age of 22 years old, Harrison was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1933, Harrison was 29 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1956, at the age of 52 years old, Harrison was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1969, in the year of Harrison Olds's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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