Robert Spannbauer (1877 - 1962)

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Robert Spannbauer
1877 - 1962
August 17, 1877
October 1962
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Robert Spannbauer was born on August 17, 1877. He died in October 1962 at 85 years old. We know that Robert Spannbauer had been residing in Pennsylvania.
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Robert Spannbauer passed away in October 1962 at 85 years old. He was born on August 17, 1877. We have no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert Spannbauer had been residing in Pennsylvania.

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In 1877, in the year that Robert Spannbauer was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1884, when he was merely 7 years old, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1949, he was 72 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, he was 82 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1962, in the year of Robert Spannbauer's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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