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Homer L Sumners (1899 - 1989)

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Homer L Sumners
1899 - 1989
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January 21, 1899
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March 31, 1989
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Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14614
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Homer L Sumners was born on January 21, 1899. He died on March 31, 1989 at 90 years of age. We know that Homer L Sumners had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14614.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Homer L Sumners died on March 31, 1989 at 90 years old. He was born on January 21, 1899. There is no information about Homer's family or relationships. We know that Homer L Sumners had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York 14614.
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In 1899, in the year that Homer L Sumners was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1919, when he was 20 years old, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1930, Homer was 31 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1950, at the age of 51 years old, Homer was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1989, in the year of Homer L Sumners's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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