Harry Henderson Durham (1914 - 2000)

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Burial / Funeral

Florida National Cemetery
Section 402 Site 1063,
6502 Sw. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, Fl

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Last Known Residence

Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: MAJ
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Henderson

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1914 - In the year that Harry Henderson Durham was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

1916 - When he was just 2 years old, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

1955 - Harry was 41 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1965 - By the time he was 51 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1983 - By the time he was 69 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Harry Henderson Durham died on January 28, 2000 at 86 years old. There is no known cause of death for Harry. He was buried in Florida National Cemetery Section 402 Site 1063, Bushnell, Fl. He was born on January 1, 1914. We are unaware of information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Henderson Durham had been residing in Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida.

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