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Howard Algrim (1898 - 1974)

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Howard Algrim
1898 - 1974
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July 17, 1898
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March 1974
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Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana 46360
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Howard Algrim was born on July 17, 1898. He died in March 1974 at 75 years of age. We know that Howard Algrim had been residing in Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana 46360.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Howard Algrim passed away in March 1974 at 75 years of age. He was born on July 17, 1898. We have no information about Howard's family. We know that Howard Algrim had been residing in Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana 46360.
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1898 - 1974 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that Howard Algrim was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1914, at the age of 16 years old, Howard was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1939, at the age of 41 years old, Howard was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1950, at the age of 52 years old, Howard was alive when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1974, in the year of Howard Algrim'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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