Harry Ballinger (1869 - 1965)

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Harry Ballinger
1869 - 1965
February 7, 1869
April 1965
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Harry Ballinger was born on February 7, 1869. He died in April 1965 at age 96. We know that Harry Ballinger had been residing in Washington.
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Harry Ballinger died in April 1965 at 96 years of age. He was born on February 7, 1869. There is no information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Ballinger had been residing in Washington.

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In 1869, in the year that Harry Ballinger was born, on February 5th, prospectors in Victoria, Australia, discovered the biggest loose gold nugget ever found. Known as the "Welcome Stranger", it was discovered only 1.2 inches below ground and weighed a whopping 214.1 lbs. It would be worth over $4 million today.

In 1872, when he was just 3 years old, on May 22nd, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act restored full civil rights to secessionists, including about 150,000 former slaves who had fought in the Confederate Army. About 500 former Confederate sympathizers were not allowed their full civil rights.

In 1896, at the age of 27 years old, Harry was alive when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1908, at the age of 39 years old, Harry was alive when President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1965, in the year of Harry Ballinger's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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