Harry Kelly (1894 - 1975)

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Harry Kelly
1894 - 1975
Born
December 29, 1894
Death
February 1975
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506
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Harry Kelly was born on December 29, 1894. He died in February 1975 at 80 years old. We know that Harry Kelly had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harry Kelly died in February 1975 at age 80. He was born on December 29, 1894. There is no information about Harry's immediate family. We know that Harry Kelly had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.

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In 1894, in the year that Harry Kelly was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1908, Harry was only 14 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1925, Harry was 31 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1968, at the age of 74 years old, Harry was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1975, in the year of Harry Kelly's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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