Norman Frederick Robinson (1922 - 1943)

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Norman Frederick Robinson
1922 - 1943
June 23, 1922
Hawthorn, City of Boroondara County, Victoria Australia
July 6, 1943
Darwin, Northern Territory Australia
Norman Frederick Robinson was born on June 23, 1922 in Hawthorn, Victoria Australia. He is the child of Norman De Winton Robinson and Edna Jeanne (Smibert) Robinson, with sibling June. He died on July 6, 1943 in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia at 21 years old.
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Norman Robinson was born on in Hawthorn, City of Boroondara County, Victoria Australia
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Northern Territory Memorial Panel 7. in Australia
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Norman Frederick Robinson died on July 6, 1943 in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia at age 21. He was buried in Northern Territory Memorial Panel 7., Australia. Norman was born on June 23, 1922 in Hawthorn, Victoria Australia. He is the child of Norman De Winton Robinson and Edna Jeanne (Smibert) Robinson, with sibling June.

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In 1922, in the year that Norman Frederick Robinson was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1930, when he was only 8 years old, 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 1938, Norman was 16 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1943, in the year of Norman Frederick Robinson's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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