Homer Werkheiser (1905 - 1987)

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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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1905 - In the year that Homer Werkheiser was born, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

1916 - At the age of only 11 years old, Homer was alive when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

1972 - When he was 67 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1986 - He was 81 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1987 - In the year of Homer Werkheiser's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Homer Werkheiser died in April 1987 at 81 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on April 14, 1905. We are unaware of information about Homer's family or relationships. We know that Homer Werkheiser had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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