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Fred Booth (1895 - 1965)

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Fred Booth
1895 - 1965
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October 1, 1895
Death
January 1965
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Fred Booth was born on October 1, 1895. He died in January 1965 at 69 years old. We know that Fred Booth had been residing in New Hampshire .
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Fred Booth passed away in January 1965 at 69 years of age. He was born on October 1, 1895. We have no information about Fred's immediate family. We know that Fred Booth had been residing in New Hampshire .
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1895 - 1965 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Fred Booth 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 1900, Fred was just 5 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1913, he was 18 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1945, at the age of 50 years old, Fred was alive when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1965, in the year of Fred Booth's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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