Howard O Burke (1913 - 1993)

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Howard O Burke
1913 - 1993
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October 16, 1913
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January 14, 1993
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Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon 97801
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Howard O Burke was born on October 16, 1913. He died on January 14, 1993 at 79 years of age. We know that Howard O Burke had been residing in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon 97801.
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Howard O Burke died on January 14, 1993 at age 79. He was born on October 16, 1913. There is no information about Howard's surviving family. We know that Howard O Burke had been residing in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon 97801.

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In 1913, in the year that Howard O Burke was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1942, at the age of 29 years old, Howard was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1958, Howard was 45 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1974, at the age of 61 years old, Howard was alive when 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.

In 1993, in the year of Howard O Burke's passing, 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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