Oscar Cobb

(1882 - 1967)

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Oscar Cobb
1882 - 1967
Born
April 11, 1882
Death
May 1967
Last Known Residence
Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23506
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Oscar Cobb was born on April 11, 1882. He died in May 1967 at 85 years old. We know that Oscar Cobb had been residing in Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23506.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Oscar Cobb passed away in May 1967 at 85 years old. He was born on April 11, 1882. We have no information about Oscar's family. We know that Oscar Cobb had been residing in Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23506.

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In 1882, in the year that Oscar Cobb was born, on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1903, at the age of 21 years old, Oscar was alive when the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1925, at the age of 43 years old, Oscar was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1938, Oscar was 56 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."

In 1967, in the year of Oscar Cobb's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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