Karl B Shreve (1904 - 1994)

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Karl B Shreve
1904 - 1994
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December 13, 1904
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August 31, 1994
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North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428
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Karl B Shreve was born on December 13, 1904. He died on August 31, 1994 at 89 years of age. We know that Karl B Shreve had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.
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Karl B Shreve passed away on August 31, 1994 at 89 years of age. He was born on December 13, 1904. We have no information about Karl's family. We know that Karl B Shreve had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.

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In 1904, in the year that Karl B Shreve was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1948, when he was 44 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1962, at the age of 58 years old, Karl was alive when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1976, Karl was 72 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1994, in the year of Karl B Shreve's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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