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Harvey Fosnaugh (1902 - 1976)

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Harvey Fosnaugh
1902 - 1976
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July 1, 1902
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May 1976
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Alden, Hardin County, Iowa 50006
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Harvey Fosnaugh was born on July 1, 1902. He died in May 1976 at 73 years of age. We know that Harvey Fosnaugh had been residing in Alden, Hardin County, Iowa 50006.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Harvey Fosnaugh died in May 1976 at 73 years old. He was born on July 1, 1902. We are unaware of information about Harvey's family. We know that Harvey Fosnaugh had been residing in Alden, Hardin County, Iowa 50006.
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In 1902, in the year that Harvey Fosnaugh was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1915, Harvey was just 13 years old when the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1935, Harvey was 33 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1941, when he was 39 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1976, in the year of Harvey Fosnaugh's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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