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Friedrich Gottesmann (1909 - 1980)

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Friedrich Gottesmann
1909 - 1980
Born
March 4, 1909
Death
January 1980
Last Known Residence
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33338
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Friedrich Gottesmann of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida was born on March 4, 1909, and died at age 70 years old in January 1980.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17274689

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Friedrich Gottesmann passed away at age 70 years old in January 1980. Friedrich Gottesmann of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida was born on March 4, 1909.

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1909 - 1980 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Friedrich Gottesmann was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1910, when he was just 1 year old, 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 1944, by the time he was 35 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1970, at the age of 61 years old, Friedrich was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1980, in the year of Friedrich Gottesmann's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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