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Harry White (1896 - 1916)

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Harry White
1896 - 1916
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c. 1896
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June 9, 1916
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Harry White was born c. 1896. He died on June 9, 1916 at age 20.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: 3947 Rank: Private Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/4th Bn.
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Harry White died on June 9, 1916 at 20 years old. He was buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery I. B. 25., France. He was born c. 1896. There is no information about Harry's family.
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In 1896, in the year that Harry White was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1900, at the age of just 4 years old, Harry was alive when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1906, by the time he was only 10 years old, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1916, in the year of Harry White's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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