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Horace Meitzler (1904 - 1975)

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Horace Meitzler
1904 - 1975
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November 29, 1904
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September 1975
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32211
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Horace Meitzler was born on November 29, 1904. He died in September 1975 at age 70. We know that Horace Meitzler had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32211.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Horace Meitzler passed away in September 1975 at 70 years old. He was born on November 29, 1904. We have no information about Horace's immediate family. We know that Horace Meitzler had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32211.
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In 1904, in the year that Horace Meitzler was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1927, he was 23 years old 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 1945, by the time he was 41 years old, on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1955, by the time he was 51 years old, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1975, in the year of Horace Meitzler'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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