Walter Barnhart (1878 - 1967)

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Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi

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1878 - In the year that Walter Barnhart was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

1880 - Walter was just 2 years old when on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1918 - At the age of 40 years old, Walter was alive when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1942 - Walter was 64 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

1967 - In the year of Walter Barnhart's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Walter Barnhart passed away in April 1967 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Walter. He was born on February 2, 1878. We are unaware of information about Walter's family. We know that Walter Barnhart had been residing in Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi.

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