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Herman Gottesmann (1914 - 1995)

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Herman Gottesmann
1914 - 1995
Born
March 25, 1914
Death
April 2, 1995
Last Known Residence
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11219
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Herman Gottesmann of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on March 25, 1914, and died at age 81 years old on April 2, 1995.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 10513109

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Herman Gottesmann passed away at age 81 years old on April 2, 1995. Herman Gottesmann of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on March 25, 1914.

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1914 - 1995 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that Herman Gottesmann was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1940, at the age of 26 years old, Herman was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1952, by the time he was 38 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1970, Herman was 56 years old 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 1995, in the year of Herman Gottesmann'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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