John P Buffum (1918 - 1996)

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John P Buffum
1918 - 1996
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July 11, 1918
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December 14, 1996
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Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14221
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John P Buffum was born on July 11, 1918. He died on December 14, 1996 at 78 years of age. We know that John P Buffum had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14221.
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John P Buffum died on December 14, 1996 at age 78. He was born on July 11, 1918. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John P Buffum had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York 14221.

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In 1918, in the year that John P Buffum 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 1932, when he was merely 14 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1955, by the time he was 37 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1987, when he was 69 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1996, in the year of John P Buffum's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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