Osborne Holder (1896 - 1977)

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Osborne Holder
1896 - 1977
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July 15, 1896
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December 1977
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Fairview, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16415
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Osborne Holder was born on July 15, 1896. He died in December 1977 at 81 years of age. We know that Osborne Holder had been residing in Fairview, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16415.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Osborne Holder passed away in December 1977 at age 81. He was born on July 15, 1896. We are unaware of information about Osborne's immediate family. We know that Osborne Holder had been residing in Fairview, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16415.

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In 1896, in the year that Osborne Holder was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1905, when he was only 9 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1932, by the time he was 36 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1961, he was 65 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1977, in the year of Osborne Holder's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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