Henry Gerrard Bowden (1894 - 1959)

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Henry Gerrard Bowden
1894 - 1959
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1894
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1959
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Henry Gerrard Bowden was born in 1894. He was born to John Bowden and Julia Bowden. He died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at 65 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Henry Gerrard Bowden died in 1959 in Geelong, Australia at age 65. He was born in 1894. He was born to John Bowden and Julia Bowden.

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In 1894, in the year that Henry Gerrard Bowden was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1906, when he was merely 12 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1911, Henry was 17 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1929, Henry was 35 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1959, in the year of Henry Gerrard Bowden's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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