Roland Snellgrove (1897 - 1964)

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Roland Snellgrove
1897 - 1964
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January 24, 1897
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January 1964
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Ohio
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Roland Snellgrove was born on January 24, 1897. He died in January 1964 at 66 years old. We know that Roland Snellgrove had been residing in Ohio.
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Roland Snellgrove passed away in January 1964 at 66 years old. He was born on January 24, 1897. There is no information about Roland's family or relationships. We know that Roland Snellgrove had been residing in Ohio.

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In 1897, in the year that Roland Snellgrove was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1907, he was only 10 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1914, at the age of 17 years old, Roland was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1920, at the age of 23 years old, Roland was alive when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1964, in the year of Roland Snellgrove's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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