Rufus Baker (1897 - 1976)

Rufus Baker
1897 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Rufus Baker was born on July 29, 1897. He died in February 1976 at 78 years of age. We know that Rufus Baker had been residing in Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma 74017.
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Rufus Baker died in February 1976 at 78 years of age. He was born on July 29, 1897. We have no information about Rufus's family or relationships. We know that Rufus Baker had been residing in Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma 74017.
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In 1897, in the year that Rufus Baker was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1902, he was only 5 years old when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1917, when he was 20 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1938, by the time he was 41 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1976, in the year of Rufus Baker'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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Other Rufus Bakers

c. 1914 - Sep 15, 1940
c. 1917 - Unknown
c. 1924 - Unknown
c. 1913 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown
c. 1917 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown
c. 1924 - Unknown
c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1921 - Unknown
c. 1908 - Unknown
c. 1922 - Unknown
c. 1904 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1917 - Unknown
c. 1910 - Unknown
c. 1927 - Unknown

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Nov 8, 1895 - January 1973
Jul 31, 1923 - May 30, 2009
Apr 2, 1923 - Jan 1, 2007
Oct 29, 1903 - November 1993
Jul 19, 1900 - November 1985
Mar 19, 1915 - May 12, 1991
Mar 3, 1885 - August 1965
Mar 4, 1900 - March 1984
Sep 14, 1915 - Feb 5, 1996
Mar 18, 1922 - Dec 30, 2006
Jul 5, 1921 - Jun 6, 1995
Aug 21, 1917 - Jul 11, 2006
Sep 26, 1890 - December 1965
Aug 18, 1908 - June 1978
Dec 6, 1916 - Oct 16, 1998
Apr 5, 1922 - Dec 7, 2001
Mar 18, 1921 - Jul 10, 1989
Jul 25, 1918 - Apr 5, 1997
Nov 12, 1915 - February 1973
Dec 25, 1894 - February 1984

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Sep 20, 1924 - Dec 11, 1988
Mar 5, 1924 - Jan 9, 1994
Oct 20, 1925 - Oct 18, 2002
Nov 18, 1922 - Mar 28, 2001
Jan 17, 1883 - July 1977
May 2, 1891 - March 1968
May 23, 1923 - January 1978
Feb 11, 1919 - Nov 27, 2001
Jan 7, 1918 - January 1987
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