Robert Hughes

(1897 - 1968)

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Robert Hughes
1897 - 1968
Born
July 18, 1897
Death
August 1968
Last Known Residence
Paris, Logan County, Arkansas 72855
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Robert Hughes was born on July 18, 1897. He died in August 1968 at 71 years old. We know that Robert Hughes had been residing in Paris, Logan County, Arkansas 72855.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Hughes died in August 1968 at 71 years old. He was born on July 18, 1897. There is no information about Robert's family. We know that Robert Hughes had been residing in Paris, Logan County, Arkansas 72855.

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In 1897, in the year that Robert Hughes was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1923, Robert was 26 years old when 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 1938, he was 41 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1948, Robert was 51 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1968, in the year of Robert Hughes's passing, 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.

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c. 1920 - Jan 7, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1876 - Aug 1, 1919 1876 - 1919
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c. 1921 - May 23, 1941 1921 - 1941
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c. 1889 - Aug 25, 1916 1889 - 1916
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Aug 29, 1910 - Sep 1969 1910 - 1969
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Aug 8, 1916 - Oct 11, 1992 1916 - 1992
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Oct 11, 1886 - Jul 1964 1886 - 1964
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Mar 28, 1898 - Aug 1987 1898 - 1987
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Jul 16, 1902 - Jul 24, 1990 1902 - 1990
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Aug 31, 1956 - Jan 4, 2006 1956 - 2006
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Aug 8, 1905 - Mar 20, 1997 1905 - 1997
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Apr 8, 1953 - Apr 1988 1953 - 1988
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Sep 2, 1956 - May 27, 2007 1956 - 2007
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Apr 8, 1955 - Jan 23, 1994 1955 - 1994
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Mar 20, 1910 - Oct 1979 1910 - 1979
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Aug 8, 1909 - Apr 1977 1909 - 1977
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Jan 7, 1921 - Jul 4, 1984 1921 - 1984
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Jan 2, 1916 - May 13, 1989 1916 - 1989

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