Herman Blum (1925 - 1995)

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Herman Blum
1925 - 1995
July 20, 1925
January 22, 1995
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Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08512
Herman Blum was born on July 20, 1925. He died on January 22, 1995 at 69 years old. We know that Herman Blum had been residing in Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08512.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Herman Blum passed away on January 22, 1995 at age 69. He was born on July 20, 1925. We are unaware of information about Herman's surviving family. We know that Herman Blum had been residing in Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey 08512.

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In 1925, in the year that Herman Blum was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1944, by the time he was 19 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1954, Herman was 29 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1986, at the age of 61 years old, Herman was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1995, in the year of Herman Blum's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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