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Harry White (1892 - 1916)

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Harry White
1892 - 1916
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c. 1892
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November 16, 1916
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Harry White was born c. 1892. He died on November 16, 1916 at 24 years old.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: 10623 Rank: Serjeant Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.
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Harry White died on November 16, 1916 at 24 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 2 C., France. He was born c. 1892. We have no information about Harry's family.
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In 1892, in the year that Harry White was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1900, when he was only 8 years old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1905, when he was just 13 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1916, in the year of Harry White's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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