Harry Alexander

(1876 - 1945)

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Harry Alexander
1876 - 1945
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c. 1876
Death
May 24, 1945
Bronx County, New York United States
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Harry Alexander was born c. 1876. He died on May 24, 1945 in New York at 69 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry Alexander passed away on May 24, 1945 in New York at age 69. He was born c. 1876. We have no information about Harry's surviving family.

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In 1876, in the year that Harry Alexander was born, on June 4th, the Transcontinental Express - an express train - arrived in San Francisco, using the 7 year old transcontinental railroad line. It took 83 hours and 39 minutes from New York City - about 3.5 days - to cross the country.

In 1887, he was just 11 years old when on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1919, he was 43 years old when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1925, he was 49 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1945, in the year of Harry Alexander's passing, on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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c. 1881 - Mar 24, 1944 1881 - 1944
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c. 1886 - May 30, 1948 1886 - 1948
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c. 1882 - May 19, 1931 1882 - 1931
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c. 1900 - Aug 18, 1903 1900 - 1903
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c. 1885 - Oct 16, 1911 1885 - 1911
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c. 1822 - Apr 23, 1904 1822 - 1904
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c. 1905 - Aug 17, 1906 1905 - 1906
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c. 1850 - May 30, 1913 1850 - 1913
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c. 1904 - Mar 22, 1915 1904 - 1915
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