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Herman Mays (1935 - 2005)

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Herman Mays
1935 - 2005
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February 5, 1935
Death
July 10, 2005
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Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois 61603
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Herman Mays was born on February 5, 1935. He died on July 10, 2005 at 70 years old. We know that Herman Mays had been residing in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois 61603.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Herman Mays died on July 10, 2005 at 70 years old. He was born on February 5, 1935. We are unaware of information about Herman's family or relationships. We know that Herman Mays had been residing in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois 61603.
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In 1935, in the year that Herman Mays was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1965, Herman was 30 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1979, Herman was 44 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1985, when he was 50 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1993, by the time he was 58 years old, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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