Harry Tarica (1885 - 1972)

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Harry Tarica
1885 - 1972
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September 16, 1885
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February 1972
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98144
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Harry Tarica was born on September 16, 1885. He died in February 1972 at 86 years old. We know that Harry Tarica had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98144.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harry Tarica passed away in February 1972 at age 86. He was born on September 16, 1885. We are unaware of information about Harry's family or relationships. We know that Harry Tarica had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98144.

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In 1885, in the year that Harry Tarica was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1892, at the age of merely 7 years old, Harry was alive when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1925, Harry was 40 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 1945, Harry was 60 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1972, in the year of Harry Tarica's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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