Robert Davenport (1909 - 1976)

Robert Davenport
1909 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Davenport was born on June 3, 1909. He died in November 1976 at 67 years old. We know that Robert Davenport had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213.

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Robert Davenport died in November 1976 at age 67. He was born on June 3, 1909. There is no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Davenport had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15213.
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In 1909, in the year that Robert Davenport was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1917, by the time he was merely 8 years old, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1921, at the age of just 12 years old, Robert was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1944, when he was 35 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1976, in the year of Robert Davenport's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Dec 18, 1951 - Oct 15, 1998
Dec 2, 1883 - April 1982
Nov 16, 1961 - Mar 8, 2001
Oct 13, 1889 - May 1971
Aug 18, 1911 - February 1975
Jun 3, 1913 - October 1984
Apr 14, 1895 - August 1965
Jan 1, 1899 - August 1978
Oct 30, 1880 - November 1962
Sep 4, 1902 - June 1974
Jul 19, 1900 - September 1944
Oct 29, 1919 - Apr 13, 1988

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Aug 11, 1920 - May 17, 1989
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