Herman Choate (1912 - 1995)

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Herman Choate
1912 - 1995
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October 22, 1912
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August 22, 1995
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Dickson, Dickson County, Tennessee 37055
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Herman Choate was born on October 22, 1912. He died on August 22, 1995 at 82 years of age. We know that Herman Choate had been residing in Dickson, Dickson County, Tennessee 37055.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Herman Choate died on August 22, 1995 at 82 years old. He was born on October 22, 1912. We are unaware of information about Herman's immediate family. We know that Herman Choate had been residing in Dickson, Dickson County, Tennessee 37055.

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In 1912, in the year that Herman Choate was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1927, at the age of just 15 years old, Herman was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1950, Herman was 38 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1971, when he was 59 years old, 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.

In 1995, in the year of Herman Choate's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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