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Franklin Spencer (1914 - 1988)

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Franklin Spencer
1914 - 1988
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September 10, 1914
Death
November 5, 1988
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Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 18853
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Franklin Spencer was born on September 10, 1914. He died on November 5, 1988 at 74 years of age. We know that Franklin Spencer had been residing in Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 18853.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Franklin Spencer passed away on November 5, 1988 at 74 years of age. He was born on September 10, 1914. There is no information about Franklin's family. We know that Franklin Spencer had been residing in Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 18853.
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In 1914, in the year that Franklin Spencer was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1924, by the time he was just 10 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1936, by the time he was 22 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1958, he was 44 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1988, in the year of Franklin Spencer's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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