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Maurice Barnes (1894 - 1976)

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Maurice Barnes
1894 - 1976
Born
October 30, 1894
Death
February 1976
Last Known Residence
Hillsboro, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03244
Summary
Maurice Barnes of Hillsboro, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire was born on October 30, 1894, and died at age 81 years old in February 1976.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2780714

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October 30, 1894
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Maurice Barnes passed away at age 81 years old in February 1976. Maurice Barnes of Hillsboro, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire was born on October 30, 1894.

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Maurice Barnes lived 11 years longer than the average Barnes family member when he died at the age of 81.
The average age of a Barnes family member is 70.
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1894 - 1976 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Maurice Barnes was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1905, Maurice was merely 11 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1930, Maurice was 36 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1941, when he was 47 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1976, in the year of Maurice Barnes's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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