Orson Pratt Stewart

(1876 - 1960)

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Orson Pratt Stewart
1876 - 1960
Born
February 19, 1876
Heflin, Alabama USA
Death
May 26, 1960
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Orson Pratt Stewart was born on February 19, 1876 in Heflin, Alabama USA. He died on May 26, 1960 at 84 years old.
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Orson Pratt Stewart died on May 26, 1960 at 84 years of age. He was born on February 19, 1876 in Heflin, Alabama USA. We are unaware of information about Orson's immediate family.

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In 1876, in the year that Orson Pratt Stewart was born, in the Spring, Sioux chief Sitting Bull's encampment in the region of the Little Bighorn River was expanded by "vast numbers" from other tribes. This meeting of Native Americans became the last great gathering of native peoples on the Great Plains.

In 1880, by the time he was just 4 years 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 1896, he was 20 years old when on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1926, Orson was 50 years old 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 1960, in the year of Orson Pratt Stewart's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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