Himes M Silin (1914 - 2010)



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National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies
Section A Row 3 Site C27,
1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, Pa


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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CAPT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1914 - In the year that Himes M Silin was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1957 - Himes was 43 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1967 - At the age of 53 years old, Himes was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1983 - When this person was 69 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1993 - This person was 79 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Himes M Silin passed away on May 9, 2010 at 95 years old. No cause of death has been entered. Himes was buried in National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies Section A Row 3 Site C27, Bridgeville, Pa. Himes was born on December 4, 1914. We have no information about Himes's immediate family. We know that Himes M Silin had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.


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