Percy Harold Hobbs (1880 - 1959)

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Percy Harold Hobbs
1880 - 1959
Fran, Australia
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Fran, Australia
Percy Harold Hobbs was born in 1880. He was born to William Sidn Hobbs and Eliza Carson Hobbs. He died in 1959 in Fran, Australia at 79 years old.
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Percy Harold Hobbs died in 1959 in Fran, Australia at 79 years old. He was born in 1880. He was born to William Sidn Hobbs and Eliza Carson Hobbs.

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

In 1892, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1903, by the time he was 23 years old, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1941, Percy was 61 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1959, in the year of Percy Harold Hobbs's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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