Harry Truman

(1884 - 1972)

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Harry S Truman
1884 - 1972
Born
May 8, 1884
Lamar, Missouri, USA in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri United States 64759
Death
December 26, 1972
Kansas City, Missouri, USA in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
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Harry Truman, father to 1 child, was born on May 8, 1884 at Lamar, Missouri, USA, Lamar, Missouri. He married Bess Wallace in 1919 and Harry died on December 26, 1972. They gave birth to Mary Margaret (Truman) Daniel. He died on December 26, 1972 at Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Kansas City, Missouri at 88 years of age.
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Harry Truman was born on at Lamar, Missouri, USA in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri United States 64759
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Harry Truman died on at Kansas City, Missouri, USA in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
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Harry Truman was born on at Lamar, Missouri, USA in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri United States 64759
Harry Truman died on at Kansas City, Missouri, USA in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
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Harry Truman & Bess (Wallace) Truman

1919 - December 26, 1972
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Feb 13, 1885 - Oct 18, 1982

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Harry Truman, father to 1 child, passed away on December 26, 1972 at Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Kansas City, Missouri at 88 years of age. He was born on May 8, 1884 at Lamar, Missouri, USA, Lamar, Missouri. He married Bess Wallace in 1919 and Harry died on December 26, 1972. They gave birth to Mary Margaret (Truman) Daniel.

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In 1884, in the year that Harry Truman was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1894, by the time he was merely 10 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1944, Harry was 60 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1967, Harry was 83 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1972, in the year of Harry Truman's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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