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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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In 1914, in the year that Herman Gottesmann was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1956, by the time he was 42 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1967, Herman was 53 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1975, when he was 61 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1995, in the year of Herman Gottesmann's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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