Henry Hammett (1880 - 1981)

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Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi

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1880 - In the year that Henry Hammett was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1909 - When he was 29 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1931 - By the time he was 51 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1961 - Henry was 81 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

1981 - In the year of Henry Hammett's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Henry Hammett passed away in November 1981 at 101 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Henry. He was born on March 4, 1880. We are unaware of information about Henry's family or relationships. We know that Henry Hammett had been residing in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi.

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