Robert Brown (1894 - 1965)

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Robert Brown
1894 - 1965
Born
January 10, 1894
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April 1965
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507
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Robert Brown was born on January 10, 1894. He died in April 1965 at age 71. We know that Robert Brown had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Robert Brown passed away in April 1965 at 71 years of age. He was born on January 10, 1894. There is no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert Brown had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16507.

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In 1894, in the year that Robert Brown was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1920, Robert was 26 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1939, by the time he was 45 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1955, he was 61 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1965, in the year of Robert Brown's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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