Harry J Dunlap (1904 - 1997)

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Harry J Dunlap
1904 - 1997
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August 4, 1904
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April 26, 1997
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Harry J Dunlap was born on August 4, 1904. He died on April 26, 1997 at 92 years of age. We know that Harry J Dunlap had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Harry J Dunlap passed away on April 26, 1997 at 92 years old. He was born on August 4, 1904. We have no information about Harry's surviving family. We know that Harry J Dunlap had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1904, in the year that Harry J Dunlap was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1943, he was 39 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1963, Harry was 59 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1976, he was 72 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1997, in the year of Harry J Dunlap's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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