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Henry Saylor (1896 - 1974)

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Henry Saylor
1896 - 1974
Born
July 27, 1896
Death
May 1974
Last Known Residence
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas 72901
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Henry Saylor of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas was born on July 27, 1896, and died at age 77 years old in May 1974.
Updated: November 5, 2011
Biography ID: 62831919

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Henry Saylor passed away at age 77 years old in May 1974. Henry Saylor of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas was born on July 27, 1896.

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In 1896, in the year that Henry Saylor was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1910, he was merely 14 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1928, at the age of 32 years old, Henry was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1931, when he was 35 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1974, in the year of Henry Saylor's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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