John A Kolber (1914 - 2001)

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John A Kolber
1914 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
John A Kolber was born on June 10, 1914. He died on October 5, 2001 at age 87. We know that John A Kolber had been residing in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana 46614.


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John A Kolber passed away on October 5, 2001 at 87 years of age. He was born on June 10, 1914. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John A Kolber had been residing in South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana 46614.
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In 1914, in the year that John A Kolber was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1921, he was merely 7 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1947, John was 33 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1954, when he was 40 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1980, when he was 66 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Mar 9, 1903 - Jan 20, 1989
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Anne Kolber
Oct 7, 1900 - October 1985
San Diego, California
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Oct 10, 1907 - February 1986
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