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Joseph Sumners (1888 - 1965)

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Joseph Sumners
1888 - 1965
Born
December 15, 1888
Death
September 1965
Last Known Residence
Rhode Island
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Joseph Sumners of Rhode Island was born on December 15, 1888, and died at age 76 years old in September 1965.
Updated: October 3, 2011

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Joseph Sumners passed away at age 76 years old in September 1965. Joseph Sumners of Rhode Island was born on December 15, 1888.

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1888 - 1965 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Joseph Sumners was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1890, he was merely 2 years old when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1943, he was 55 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1951, by the time he was 63 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1965, in the year of Joseph Sumners's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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