Pliny Burnham (1894 - 1973)

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Pliny Burnham
1894 - 1973
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February 4, 1894
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November 1973
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Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York 14775
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Pliny Burnham was born on February 4, 1894. Pliny died in November 1973 at 79 years of age. We know that Pliny Burnham had been residing in Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York 14775.
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Pliny Burnham died in November 1973 at 79 years old. Pliny was born on February 4, 1894. We are unaware of information about Pliny's surviving family. We know that Pliny Burnham had been residing in Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York 14775.

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In 1894, in the year that Pliny Burnham was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1906, at the age of only 12 years old, Pliny was alive when English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1938, at the age of 44 years old, Pliny was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1963, by the time this person was 69 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1973, in the year of Pliny Burnham's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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