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Emmer Sampson (1885 - 1971)

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Emmer Sampson
1885 - 1971
Born
January 25, 1885
Death
September 1971
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Bunkie, Avoyelles County, Louisiana 71322
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Emmer Sampson was born on January 25, 1885. Emmer died in September 1971 at 86 years of age. We know that Emmer Sampson had been residing in Bunkie, Avoyelles County, Louisiana 71322.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Emmer Sampson died in September 1971 at 86 years of age. Emmer was born on January 25, 1885. We are unaware of information about Emmer's family. We know that Emmer Sampson had been residing in Bunkie, Avoyelles County, Louisiana 71322.
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In 1885, in the year that Emmer Sampson was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1893, Emmer was only 8 years old when on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1952, by the time this person was 67 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1966, when this person was 81 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 1971, in the year of Emmer Sampson's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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