Harry Long (1889 - 1974)

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Harry Long
1889 - 1974
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June 28, 1889
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November 1974
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Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601
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Harry Long was born on June 28, 1889. He died in November 1974 at 85 years of age. We know that Harry Long had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harry Long died in November 1974 at 85 years old. He was born on June 28, 1889. There is no information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Long had been residing in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601.

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In 1889, in the year that Harry Long was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1905, when he was 16 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1925, he was 36 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, Harry was 44 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1974, in the year of Harry Long's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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