John M. Whitrow (died 1915)

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John M. Whitrow
1915
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September 26, 1915
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John M. Whitrow died on September 26, 1915.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John M. Whitrow
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Loos Memorial Panel 46 To 49. in France
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Service number: 16254
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 7th Bn

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John M. Whitrow died on September 26, 1915. He was buried in Loos Memorial Panel 46 To 49., France. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.

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In 1800, on August 30th, educated blacksmith Gabriel Prosser organized a slave revolt. He wanted to capture Richmond and kill all whites - excluding Methodists, Quakers, Frenchmen, and the poor - and become king of a new black nation. The revolt failed, he was captured and hung. Slave laws were tightened in Virginia.

In 1857, on October 13th, New York banks closed due to the Panic of 1857. The banks didn't reopen until December 12th.

In 1871, on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

In 1897, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1915, in the year of John M. Whitrow's passing, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

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