August Sopp (1895 - 1979)

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August Sopp
1895 - 1979
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November 5, 1895
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July 1979
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506
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August Sopp was born on November 5, 1895. He died in July 1979 at 83 years old. We know that August Sopp had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.
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August Sopp died in July 1979 at 83 years of age. He was born on November 5, 1895. There is no information about August's family or relationships. We know that August Sopp had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16506.

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In 1895, in the year that August Sopp was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1902, August was merely 7 years old when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1943, when he was 48 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1954, August was 59 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1979, in the year of August Sopp's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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