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Read Hawke (1909 - 1975)

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Read Hawke
1909 - 1975
Born
July 27, 1909
Death
August 1975
Last Known Residence
Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine 04538
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Read Hawke of Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine was born on July 27, 1909, and died at age 66 years old in August 1975.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 4538961

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Read Hawke passed away at age 66 years old in August 1975. Read Hawke of Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine was born on July 27, 1909.

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1909 - 1975 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Read Hawke was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1944, by the time he was 35 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1958, when he was 49 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1967, at the age of 58 years old, Read was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1975, in the year of Read Hawke's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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