Stanley Arrowsmith (1884 - 1976)

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Stanley Arrowsmith
1884 - 1976
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March 25, 1884
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June 1976
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507
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Stanley Arrowsmith was born on March 25, 1884. He died in June 1976 at age 92. We know that Stanley Arrowsmith had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507.
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Stanley Arrowsmith died in June 1976 at 92 years of age. He was born on March 25, 1884. We are unaware of information about Stanley's family. We know that Stanley Arrowsmith had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507.

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In 1884, in the year that Stanley Arrowsmith was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1907, when he was 23 years old, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1931, he was 47 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1959, by the time he was 75 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1976, in the year of Stanley Arrowsmith's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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