Paul Sassaman (1904 - 1974)

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Paul Sassaman
1904 - 1974
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May 14, 1904
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May 1974
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Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20016
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Paul Sassaman was born on May 14, 1904. He died in May 1974 at age 69. We know that Paul Sassaman had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20016.
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Paul Sassaman passed away in May 1974 at 69 years of age. He was born on May 14, 1904. We are unaware of information about Paul's surviving family. We know that Paul Sassaman had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20016.

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In 1904, in the year that Paul Sassaman was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1914, by the time he was just 10 years old, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1922, by the time he was 18 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1968, when he was 64 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1974, in the year of Paul Sassaman's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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