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James Garfield Long (1879 - 1947)

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James Garfield Long
1879 - 1947
Born
November 10, 1879
Death
1947
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James Garfield Long was born on November 10, 1879, and died at age 68 years old in 1947. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Garfield Long.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 451971

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James Long passed away at age 68 years old in 1947. James Garfield Long was born on November 10, 1879. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Garfield Long.

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James Garfield Long lived 5 years shorter than the average Long family member when he died at the age of 67.
The average age of a Long family member is 72.
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1879 - 1947 World Events

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In 1879, in the year that James Garfield Long was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1880, by the time he was only 1 year old, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1894, at the age of only 15 years old, James was alive when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1926, at the age of 47 years old, James was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1947, in the year of James Garfield Long's passing, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

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