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Hyman Sommer (1916 - 1990)

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Hyman Sommer
1916 - 1990
Born
October 23, 1916
Death
December 6, 1990
Last Known Residence
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11235
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Hyman Sommer of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on October 23, 1916, and died at age 74 years old on December 6, 1990.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333610

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Hyman Sommer passed away at age 74 years old on December 6, 1990. Hyman Sommer of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York was born on October 23, 1916.

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1916 - 1990 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Hyman Sommer was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1937, he was 21 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1947, at the age of 31 years old, Hyman was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1967, when he was 51 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1990, in the year of Hyman Sommer's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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