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Albert H Holmes (1924 - 1988)

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Albert H Holmes
1924 - 1988
Born
June 2, 1924
Death
March 1, 1988
Last Known Residence
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35235
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Albert H Holmes of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama was born on June 2, 1924, and died at age 63 years old on March 1, 1988.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 31857823

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Albert Holmes passed away at age 63 years old on March 1, 1988. Albert H Holmes of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama was born on June 2, 1924.

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Albert H Holmes lived 7 years shorter than the average Holmes family member when he died at the age of 63.
The average age of a Holmes family member is 70.
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1924 - 1988 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Albert H Holmes was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1938, Albert was only 14 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1966, when he was 42 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1976, Albert was 52 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1988, in the year of Albert H Holmes's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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