Birth 10 April 1918 Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)
1920 Kings County, New York Name Howard West Residence , Kings, New York Estimated Birth Year 1919 Age 1 Birthplace New York Relationship to Head of Household Son Gender Male Race White Marital Status Single Father's Birthplace New York Mother's Birthplace Connecticut Film Number 1821154 Digital Folder...Read MORE...
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1925 Hempstead, Nassau, New York Name: Howard C West Also Known As Name: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1925 Event Place: Hempstead, A.D. 01, E.D. 52, Nassau, New York, United States Gender: Male Age: 40 Nationality: United States Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Head Birth Year (Estimated):...Read MORE...
1926 - Great Miami Hurricane The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th. The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane...Read MORE...
1926 - March 3 - International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
1930 Valley Stream, Nassau, New York name: Howard M West event: Census event date: 1930 event place: Valley, Nassau, New York gender: Male age: 12 marital status: Single race: White birthplace: New York estimated birth year: 1918 immigration year: relationship to head of household: Son father's birthplace: New...Read MORE...
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
September 1, 1939
1940 Hempstead, Nassau, New York Name: Howard M West Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: New York Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Son Home in 1940: Hempstead, Nassau, New York Street: Cochran Place House Number: 90 Inferred Residence in 1935: Hempstead, Nassau,...Read MORE...
1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
May 10, 1940
1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.
Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa
By Howard W. Blakeslee NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by...Read MORE...
1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND. ... In Brooklyn, JOSEPH LAUZON, 55, street car motorman, was electrocuted when he stepped from his car and onto a live wire pulled down by a tree that had fallen on the tracks...
The Troy Record - Troy, New York - September 15, 1944
1944 - Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944. He accomplished this development by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife's stove.
The final issue of the Campus this year and of this column presents A/ S Howard M. West as the outstanding aviation student of the week. Lt. Chandler made this selection chiefly because of his rise to the post of flight lieutenant.
1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon
1950 - October 17 - Small but powerful Hurricane King struck Miami, FL. The hurricane packs winded to 122 mph, with gusts to 150 mph. Hurricane King then moved up the Florida peninsula to Georgia. Four persons were killed and damage was 28 million dollars. WeatherForYou.com -
1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...
1958 - NASA formed
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...
1964 - August 27 - Hurricane Cleo battered Miami and the South Florida area. It was the first direct hit for Miami in fourteen years. Winds gusted to 135 mph, and the hurricane caused 125 million dollars damage.
1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing Reading Through History...Read MORE...
1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Watergate
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
March 29, 1973
Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon
August 9, 1974
1977 - Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
August 16, 1977
1977 - January 20 - Jimmy Carter (1924 - ) becomes 39th President of the United States
January 20, 1977
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins
1979 - Three Mile Island nuclear accident - March 28
1979 - May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain
Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires,...Read MORE...
1981 - Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley
President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, 1981
1981 - First reported case of AIDS
1981 - Voyager 2 reaches Saturn
1981 - Personal Computer introduced
1981 - January 20 - Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) beomes 40th President of the United States
January 20, 1981
1982 - The camcorder is invented (Sony Corp., Japan)
1983 - The laptop computer is invented (Radio Shack Corp., United States)
Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984 At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson) finished the first-ever women’s marathon in 2:24.52. history.com -
1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.
1989 - The World Wide Web is invented at CERN (Tim Berners-Lee, UK)
1989 - January 20 - George H. W. Bush (1924 - ) becomes 41st President of the United States
January 20, 1989
1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany
1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, beginning the Persian Gulf War
1991 - Gulf War
1991 - U.S. led coalition defeats Iraqi military forces and liberates Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union; Effective legal dissolution of the U.S.S.R.
1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana
1993 - World Trade Center bombing
1993 - January 20 - William J. Clinton (1946 - ) becomes 42nd President of the United States
January 20, 1993
1995 Death name: Howard Miller West prefix: suffix: event: Death event date: 23 Jul 1995 event place: Dade, Florida, United States gender: Unknown age: 77 race: White estimated birth year: source file: Fdi16.txt source file line number: 296729 source cd number: FDI16 certificate...Read MORE...
Miami Herald, The (FL) - July 25, 1995
Deceased Name: HOWARD WEST, EXPERT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, 77
Howard Miller West, a former military man, professor and expert in the field of special education, died Sunday of pancreatitis, his wife said. He was 77.
After West graduated from Valley Stream Central High School in Long Island, N.Y., he joined the Army Air Corps. A navigator of B-26 bombers, he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. For four years after World War II, he was stationed in West Germany and later fought in the Korean War.
He spent 26 years in aviation. During the last few years of his Air Force career, West discovered a love of teaching. He became a ROTC instructor at Auburn, where he got his bachelor's degree. After his discharge in 1967, West became a professor at Florida Atlantic University, where he ran a program for exceptional students. He was also involved in the Florida Special Olympics.
In 1976, he married Shirley Merlin, an educator in Dade County schools who was on the advisory board at FAU. A widow with four children, she had also worked in special education. After six years at FAU, West began working in the Dade County Public Schools, where he chaired a multidisciplinary team that helped place handicapped students in schools.
"From kids to adults, he loved working with people," his wife said. "He was so good to so many people for so many years." West retired 12 years ago from Dade County schools. In retirement, he started a monthly newsletter for more than 500 alumni of his high school.
In addition to his wife, West is survived by stepsons Bruce Fried, Randall Fried and Wayne Fried; stepdaughter Paulette Fried; stepgrandchildren Dan and Zachary Fried; two nephews and a niece. Services are set for 3:30 p.m. today at the Riverside- Gordon Memorial Chapel, 1717 SW 37th Ave. Funeral will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Alzheimer's Research, University of Miami School of Medicine, P.O. Box 016960, CR-1001, Miami, Fla. 33101.
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