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Short Biography of President Herbert Hoover
Lifespan: 1874 - 1964
Born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa
Herbert Hoover died on October 20, 1964 in New York, New York
Thirty-first President of America - His term in office was from 1929 to 1933

Why was Herbert Hoover famous?
Herbert Hoover was famous as the thirty-first President of the United States of America. He who was blamed for the Great Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression in 1929.

The next US President was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1874

 

Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa

1896

 

Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

1898

 

Spanish-American War

1899

 

Herbert Hoover was married to Lou Henry Hooveron February 10, 1899. They had 2 Children

1921-23

 

Herbert Hoover became Secretary of Commerce, 1921-23 (under Harding)

1923-28

 

Herbert Hoover became Secretary of Commerce, 1923-28 (under Coolidge)

1929

 

1929 Herbert Hoover became the President of the United States of America

1929

 

Stock Market Crash (1929)
Start of the Great Depression (1929)

1930

 

Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1930)

1932

 

Bonus Army March (1932)

1933

 

Lame Duck Amendment Ratified (1933)

1933

 

1933 The Presidency of Herbert Hooverended

1934

 

Dust Bowl begins

1939

 

Germany invades Poland; World War IIbegins

1941

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor
U.S. enters World War II

1945

 

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II

1946

 

The Cold Warbegan between the United States and the Soviet Union

1949

 

NATO formed

1950

 

Senator Joseph McCarthy gains power and start Communist witch hunts (1950-1954)
Korean War begins

1953

 

Armistice in Korea

1954

 

SEATO alliance

1955

 

Warsaw Pact

1956

 

US installs Diem as leader of South Vietnam

1957

 

Civil Rights Act of 1957
Russians launch Sputnik

1958

 

NASA formed

1959

 

Cuban Revolution

1960

 

Greensboro sit-in
Civil Rights Act of 1960

1961

 

Peace Corps
Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
OPEC formed

1962

 

Cuban Missile Crisis

1963

 

President J F Kennedy assassinated
March on Washington; Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" speech

1964

 

Herbert Hoover died of an internal haemorrhaging on October 20, 1964 in his suite on the 31st floor of the Waldorf Towers New York. He was buried in West Branch, Iowa.

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