Emperor Knowles (1915 - 1996)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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John & Melvina Brown's anniversary

John & Melvina Brown's anniversary

Claire (Mohney) Knowles

Claire (Mohney) Knowles

William Knowles

William Knowles

Knowles siblings-Lakeland

Knowles siblings-Lakeland

Freddie Knowles with rifle

Freddie Knowles with rifle

Freddie Knowles playing football

Freddie Knowles playing football

Dennis Knowles

Dennis Knowles

Christmas, 1939

Christmas, 1939

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1915 - In the year that Emperor Knowles was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

1938 - This person was 23 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1960 - By the time this person was 45 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1972 - By the time this person was 57 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1996 - In the year of Emperor Knowles's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Emperor Knowles passed away on December 24, 1996 at 81 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Emperor. Emperor was born on July 15, 1915. There is no information about Emperor's surviving family. We know that Emperor Knowles had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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