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Hersche Wells (1885 - 1975)

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Hersche Wells
1885 - 1975
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August 26, 1885
Death
March 1975
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Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois 60174
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Hersche Wells was born on August 26, 1885. Hersche died in March 1975 at 89 years old. We know that Hersche Wells had been residing in Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois 60174.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Hersche Wells died in March 1975 at 89 years old. Hersche was born on August 26, 1885. We are unaware of information about Hersche's family. We know that Hersche Wells had been residing in Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois 60174.
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In 1885, in the year that Hersche Wells was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1919, at the age of 34 years old, Hersche was alive when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1926, Hersche was 41 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1958, by the time this person was 73 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1975, in the year of Hersche Wells's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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