Henry Polly (1905 - 1971)

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Henry Polly
1905 - 1971
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August 3, 1905
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May 1971
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Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45427
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Henry Polly was born on August 3, 1905. He died in May 1971 at age 65. We know that Henry Polly had been residing in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45427.
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Henry Polly died in May 1971 at 65 years old. He was born on August 3, 1905. We are unaware of information about Henry's family or relationships. We know that Henry Polly had been residing in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 45427.

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In 1905, in the year that Henry Polly was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1915, when he was merely 10 years old, 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 1958, at the age of 53 years old, Henry was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1969, when he was 64 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1971, in the year of Henry Polly's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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