Harry James Ross

(1897 - 1959)

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Harry James Ross
1897 - 1959
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1897
Death
1959
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Harry James Ross was born in 1897. He was born to Richard Broo Ross and Catherine Wall Ross. He died in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at 62 years of age.
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Harry James Ross died in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at 62 years old. He was born in 1897. He was born to Richard Broo Ross and Catherine Wall Ross.

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In 1897, in the year that Harry James Ross was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1907, at the age of merely 10 years old, Harry was alive when the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1911, he was just 14 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1935, Harry was 38 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1959, in the year of Harry James Ross's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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