Herbert Pitter

(1870 - 1949)

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Herbert Pitter
1870 - 1949
Born
1870
Death
1949
Warnambool, Australia
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Warnambool, Australia
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Herbert Pitter was born in 1870. He was born to Pitter Stephen Pitter and Harriet Martin Pitter. He died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 79 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Herbert Pitter passed away in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 79 years of age. He was born in 1870. He was born to Pitter Stephen Pitter and Harriet Martin Pitter.

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In 1870, in the year that Herbert Pitter was born, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1898, he was 28 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1909, at the age of 39 years old, Herbert was alive when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1933, by the time he was 63 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1949, in the year of Herbert Pitter's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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