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Charles Sumners (1894 - 1970)

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Charles Sumners
1894 - 1970
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April 12, 1894
Death
February 1970
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Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618
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Charles Sumners was born on April 12, 1894. He died in February 1970 at 75 years of age. We know that Charles Sumners had been residing in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Charles Sumners died in February 1970 at age 75. He was born on April 12, 1894. There is no information about Charles' family or relationships. We know that Charles Sumners had been residing in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey 08618.
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1894 - 1970 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Charles Sumners was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1910, Charles was 16 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1931, he was 37 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1946, by the time he was 52 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1970, in the year of Charles Sumners's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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