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Norbert Sommer 1893 - 1958

Norbert Sommer (1893 - 1958)
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Norbert Sommer
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August 13, 1893
Death
July 1958
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Norbert Sommer was born on August 13, 1893, and died at age 64 years old in July 1958. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Norbert Sommer.

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Norbert Sommer passed away at age 64 years old in July 1958. Norbert Sommer was born on August 13, 1893. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Norbert Sommer.

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Norbert Sommer lived 12 years shorter than the average Sommer family member when he died at the age of 64.
The average age of a Sommer family member is 76.
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1893 - 1958 World Events

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In 1893, in the year that Norbert Sommer was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1910, by the time he was 17 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1934, when he was 41 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1948, Norbert was 55 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1958, in the year of Norbert Sommer's passing, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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