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Havanah Dowden (1886 - 1988)

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Havanah Dowden
1886 - 1988
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May 24, 1886
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April 2, 1988
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Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California 90301
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Havanah Dowden was born on May 24, 1886. Havanah died on April 2, 1988 at 101 years old. We know that Havanah Dowden had been residing in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California 90301.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Havanah Dowden passed away on April 2, 1988 at 101 years old. Havanah was born on May 24, 1886. We are unaware of information about Havanah's family or relationships. We know that Havanah Dowden had been residing in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California 90301.
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In 1886, in the year that Havanah Dowden was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1895, this person was merely 9 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1923, by the time this person was 37 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1976, by the time this person was 90 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1988, in the year of Havanah Dowden's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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