Richard Sampson (1883 - 1964)

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Richard Sampson
1883 - 1964
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April 11, 1883
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October 1964
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Balm, Hillsborough County, Florida 33503
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Richard Sampson was born on April 11, 1883. He died in October 1964 at 81 years old. We know that Richard Sampson had been residing in Balm, Hillsborough County, Florida 33503.
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Richard Sampson passed away in October 1964 at 81 years of age. He was born on April 11, 1883. We are unaware of information about Richard's immediate family. We know that Richard Sampson had been residing in Balm, Hillsborough County, Florida 33503.

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In 1883, in the year that Richard Sampson was born, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1904, by the time he was 21 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1920, at the age of 37 years old, Richard was alive when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1942, at the age of 59 years old, Richard was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1964, in the year of Richard Sampson's passing, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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