Harry Davis (1919 - 1983)

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Harry Davis
1919 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Harry Davis was born on May 16, 1919. He died in April 1983 at 63 years of age.

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In 1919, in the year that Harry Davis was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1924, by the time he was only 5 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1931, he was only 12 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1951, Harry was 32 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1983, in the year of Harry Davis's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Harry John Davis
Dec 31, 1893 - Nov 27, 1971
Harry William Davis
around 1897 - Feb 29, 1944
Harry William Davis
around 1919 - Dec 19, 1942
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Died: Sep 25, 1915
Harry Samuel Davis
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Harry Reginald Davis
around 1894 - Nov 13, 1916
Harry Redwood Davis
around 1905 - Jun 9, 1940
Harry Llewellyn Davis
around 1919 - Jun 1, 1943
Harry John Davis
around 1925 - Apr 11, 1944
Harry Jack Davis
around 1923 - Jul 16, 1944
Harry Herbert Davis
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Harry Henry Davis
Died: Jan 15, 1945
Harry Hardy Davis
around 1916 - Jun 20, 1940
Harry George Ernest Davis
Died: Nov 10, 1940
Harry George Davis
around 1898 - Jul 28, 1917
Harry Douglas Davis
around 1918 - Aug 21, 1943
Harry Bullard Davis
around 1893 - Dec 8, 1947
Harry Bridgeman Davis
around 1879 - Aug 5, 1917
Harry Bentley Davis
around 1917 - Sep 5, 1940

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Grady Davis
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Robert C Davis
Oct 31, 1911 - Mar 27, 1993
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Robert Davis
Jul 12, 1915 - March 1981
Rising Fawn, Georgia
Chester Davis
Jul 10, 1899 - November 1981
Ooltewah, Tennessee
Edgar Davis
Aug 15, 1895 - July 1969
Nashville, Tennessee
Spencer B Davis
Jun 12, 1921 - Jan 17, 1995
Hixson, TN
Dorsey Davis
Jan 30, 1918 - January 1983
Will Davis
Mar 28, 1903 - May 1965
Cleveland, Ohio
Charlie Davis
Jul 4, 1898 - March 1981
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Lola Davis
May 18, 1904 - April 1985
Georgetown, Tennessee
Ladd Davis
Nov 30, 1914 - June 1957
John L Davis
Apr 8, 1895 - Aug 15, 1969
Blountville, TN
Marguerite Davis
Feb 25, 1916 - Sep 29, 2007
Johnson City, TN
Faye Davis
Nov 1, 1917 - May 1985
Johnson City, Tennessee
Jack Davis
Sep 2, 1917 - July 1985
Grundy, Virginia
Lloyd J Davis
May 19, 1915 - Dec 14, 1987
Johnson City, TN
Columbus Davis
Feb 5, 1902 - January 1977
Cleveland, Ohio
Alice Davis
Sep 16, 1877 - January 1964
Tennessee
Gilbert Davis
Apr 11, 1918 - Dec 15, 1994
Cleveland, TN
Vera P Davis
Jul 13, 1911 - Dec 29, 2005
Ringgold, GA

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