Henry Davis (1892 - 1933)

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Henry Davis
1892 - 1933
updated February 06, 2019
Henry Davis was born around 1892. He died on May 16, 1933 in New York at 41 years old.

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Henry Davis died on May 16, 1933 in New York at 41 years of age. He was born around 1892. There is no information about Henry's immediate family.
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1892 - 1933 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Henry Davis was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1905, at the age of just 13 years old, Henry was alive when 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 1917, by the time he was 25 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1921, at the age of 29 years old, Henry was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1933, in the year of Henry Davis's passing, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

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Henry Stanley Davis
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around 1899 - Jan 24, 1934
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around 1898 - Oct 22, 1937
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around 1902 - Jun 29, 1937
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around 1848 - Jul 14, 1938
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around 1858 - Jul 20, 1938
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around 1868 - Jul 3, 1939
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around 1903 - Mar 28, 1940
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around 1901 - Jul 18, 1941
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around 1860 - Nov 6, 1942
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around 1901 - Mar 18, 1943
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around 1881 - May 5, 1945
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around 1871 - Jun 7, 1945
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around 1875 - May 18, 1943
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around 1878 - Aug 17, 1944
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around 1884 - Jul 22, 1945
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around 1879 - Oct 29, 1948
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around 1901 - Aug 15, 1948
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around 1820 - Feb 19, 1899
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around 1899 - Jan 24, 1934
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around 1860 - Nov 6, 1942
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around 1871 - Jun 7, 1945
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around 1875 - May 18, 1943
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around 1878 - Aug 17, 1944
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around 1884 - Jul 22, 1945
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around 1879 - Oct 29, 1948
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around 1901 - Aug 15, 1948
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around 1820 - Feb 19, 1899
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around 1891  - Jul 10, 1891
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around 1830 - May 8, 1898
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