Herman Weiss (1891 - 1974)

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Herman Weiss
1891 - 1974
November 17, 1891
February 1974
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
Herman Weiss was born on November 17, 1891. He died in February 1974 at 82 years of age. We know that Herman Weiss had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Herman Weiss passed away in February 1974 at age 82. He was born on November 17, 1891. There is no information about Herman's family or relationships. We know that Herman Weiss had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1891, in the year that Herman Weiss was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1910, by the time he was 19 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1929, by the time he was 38 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1964, when he was 73 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1974, in the year of Herman Weiss'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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