Kenneth Hammond (1914 - 1984)

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Kenneth Hammond
1914 - 1984
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June 5, 1914
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April 1984
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15239
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Kenneth Hammond was born on June 5, 1914. He died in April 1984 at 69 years old. We know that Kenneth Hammond had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15239.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Kenneth Hammond died in April 1984 at 69 years of age. He was born on June 5, 1914. There is no information about Kenneth's family. We know that Kenneth Hammond had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15239.

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In 1914, in the year that Kenneth Hammond was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1925, he was merely 11 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, at the age of 19 years old, Kenneth was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1949, he was 35 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1984, in the year of Kenneth Hammond's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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