Herbert Hartley (1895 - 1970)

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Herbert Hartley
1895 - 1970
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November 3, 1895
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August 1970
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Herbert Hartley was born on November 3, 1895. He died in August 1970 at age 74. We know that Herbert Hartley had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Herbert Hartley died in August 1970 at 74 years of age. He was born on November 3, 1895. We have no information about Herbert's family. We know that Herbert Hartley had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1895, in the year that Herbert Hartley was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1921, when he was 26 years old, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1937, at the age of 42 years old, Herbert was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1965, at the age of 70 years old, Herbert was alive when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1970, in the year of Herbert Hartley's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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