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Amos Mayhew (1930 - 1985)

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Amos Mayhew
1930 - 1985
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September 2, 1930
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July 1985
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Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland 20903
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Amos Mayhew was born on September 2, 1930. He died in July 1985 at 54 years old. We know that Amos Mayhew had been residing in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland 20903.
Updated: November 13, 2011
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Amos Mayhew died in July 1985 at age 54. He was born on September 2, 1930. There is no information about Amos' surviving family. We know that Amos Mayhew had been residing in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland 20903.
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1930 - 1985 World Events

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In 1930, in the year that Amos Mayhew was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1950, at the age of 20 years old, Amos was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1969, Amos was 39 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1975, he was 45 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of Amos Mayhew's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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