Horace Davis (1893 - 1979)

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Horace Davis
1893 - 1979
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April 1, 1893
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November 1979
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Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48105
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Horace Davis was born on April 1, 1893. He died in November 1979 at 86 years old. We know that Horace Davis had been residing in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48105.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Horace Davis died in November 1979 at age 86. He was born on April 1, 1893. We have no information about Horace's family or relationships. We know that Horace Davis had been residing in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48105.

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In 1893, in the year that Horace Davis was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1921, by the time he was 28 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1934, he was 41 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1960, when he was 67 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1979, in the year of Horace Davis's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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