James Laroe (1880 - 1966)

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1880 - In the year that James Laroe was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1897 - He was 17 years old when on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

1909 - By the time he was 29 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1947 - By the time he was 67 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1966 - In the year of James Laroe's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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James Laroe died in January 1966 at 85 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for James. He was born on April 24, 1880. We are unaware of information about James's surviving family. We know that James Laroe had been residing in .

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