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Robert Bailey (1923 - 1997)

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Robert Bailey
1923 - 1997
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June 29, 1923
Death
April 21, 1997
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Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15666
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Robert Bailey was born on June 29, 1923. He died on April 21, 1997 at 73 years old. We know that Robert Bailey had been residing in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15666.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Robert Bailey passed away on April 21, 1997 at 73 years of age. He was born on June 29, 1923. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Bailey had been residing in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15666.
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In 1923, in the year that Robert Bailey was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1946, by the time he was 23 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1964, when he was 41 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1981, when he was 58 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1997, in the year of Robert Bailey's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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