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Hobert E King (1918 - 1998)

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Hobert E King
1918 - 1998
Born
November 7, 1918
Death
September 2, 1998
Last Known Residence
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33317
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Hobert E King of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida was born on November 7, 1918, and died at age 79 years old on September 2, 1998.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 33418020

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Hobert King passed away at age 79 years old on September 2, 1998. Hobert E King of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida was born on November 7, 1918.

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Hobert E King lived 8 years longer than the average King family member when he died at the age of 79.
The average age of a King family member is 71.
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1918 - 1998 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Hobert E King was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1935, he was 17 years old when 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 1956, when he was 38 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 1978, by the time he was 60 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1998, in the year of Hobert E King's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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