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Harry Cohan (1891 - 1968)

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Harry Cohan
1891 - 1968
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September 6, 1891
Death
May 1968
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11230
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Harry Cohan was born on September 6, 1891. He died in May 1968 at 76 years of age. We know that Harry Cohan had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11230.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Harry Cohan died in May 1968 at age 76. He was born on September 6, 1891. We have no information about Harry's family. We know that Harry Cohan had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11230.
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In 1891, in the year that Harry Cohan was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1905, when he was merely 14 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1917, he was 26 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1948, by the time he was 57 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1968, in the year of Harry Cohan's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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