Harry Jacobs (1899 - 1971)

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Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida

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Jacques Jacob

Jacques Jacob

Maud Edith Jacobs Krushka

Maud Edith Jacobs Krushka

Ruth Engel

Ruth Engel

Annie (Jacobs) Doss

Annie (Jacobs) Doss

John Fritz (center)

John Fritz (center)

Anna Tisserand Fritz

Anna Tisserand Fritz

Gertrude Gertie D. Fritz

Gertrude Gertie D. Fritz

Marie (Tisserand) Jacobs

Marie (Tisserand) Jacobs

John Jacobs and Annie (Jacobs) Doss

John Jacobs and Annie (Jacobs) Doss

Really A. Rabbi Jacobs

Really A. Rabbi Jacobs

John Joseph Jacobs

John Joseph Jacobs

Andrew Jacobs

Andrew Jacobs

Andrew Jacobs

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Annie (Jacobs) Doss Jacques Jacob Maud Edith Jacobs Krushka Ruth Engel

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1899 - In the year that Harry Jacobs was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1900 - Harry was only 1 year old when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

1937 - By the time he was 38 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1963 - By the time he was 64 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1971 - In the year of Harry Jacobs's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Harry Jacobs passed away in September 1971 at age 71. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on October 13, 1899. There is no information about Harry's family. We know that Harry Jacobs had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.

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