Howard Frederick Leslie Palmer (1871 - 1952)

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Father: Pemberton Campbell Palmer
Mother: Octavia Caroline (Stoll) Palmer
Siblings: Walter Harcourt Palmer, Henry Edmund Palmer, Constance Edith Palmer, Ella Maud Palmer, Pemberton Wilfred Close Palmer, Linda Beatrice Palmer, Roger Wingham Morton Palmer, and Laurence Alfred Weaver Palmer

Wife: May Rolla (Watson) Palmer

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1871 - In the year that Howard Frederick Leslie Palmer was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

1888 - He was 17 years old when on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

1896 - When he was 25 years old, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

1944 - When he was 73 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

1952 - In the year of Howard Frederick Leslie Palmer's passing, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

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Howard Frederick Leslie Palmer died in 1952 at age 81. No cause of death has been listed. Howard was born in 1871. He was born to Pemberton Campbell Palmer and Octavia Caroline (Stoll) Palmer, with siblings Walter, Henry, Constance, Ella, Pemberton, Linda, Roger, and Laurence. He married May Watson.

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