Lewis H Saunders (1910 - 1987)

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Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1910 - In the year that Lewis H Saunders was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

1938 - He was 28 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1964 - At the age of 54 years old, Lewis was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1979 - Lewis was 69 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1987 - In the year of Lewis H Saunders's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lewis H Saunders died on October 15, 1987 at 77 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on August 29, 1910. We are unaware of information about Lewis's family or relationships. We know that Lewis H Saunders had been residing in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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