Pierce Crotty (1891 - 1976)

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Pierce Crotty
1891 - 1976
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August 26, 1891
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December 1976
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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Pierce Crotty was born on August 26, 1891. He died in December 1976 at 85 years old. We know that Pierce Crotty had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
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Pierce Crotty passed away in December 1976 at 85 years old. He was born on August 26, 1891. We have no information about Pierce's family or relationships. We know that Pierce Crotty had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1891, in the year that Pierce Crotty was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1931, at the age of 40 years old, Pierce was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1948, he was 57 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1955, Pierce was 64 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1976, in the year of Pierce Crotty's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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