Rufus Simpson

(1906 - 1957)

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Rufus Simpson
1906 - 1957
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August 7, 1906
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August 1957
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Rufus Simpson was born on August 7, 1906. He died in August 1957 at age 50.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Rufus Simpson died in August 1957 at 50 years of age. He was born on August 7, 1906. We have no information about Rufus's surviving family.

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In 1906, in the year that Rufus Simpson was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1913, by the time he was just 7 years old, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1931, when he was 25 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1949, by the time he was 43 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1957, in the year of Rufus Simpson's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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Aug 29, 1931 - Jan 28, 1996 1931 - 1996
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Mar 14, 1910 - Sep 25, 2002 1910 - 2002
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Jan 16, 1908 - Feb 12, 1996 1908 - 1996
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Nov 23, 1895 - Jul 1983 1895 - 1983
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Feb 9, 1918 - Feb 1988 1918 - 1988
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Oct 13, 1896 - Jul 1969 1896 - 1969
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Aug 29, 1900 - Jun 1985 1900 - 1985
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Jun 11, 1875 - Oct 1966 1875 - 1966
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May 16, 1913 - Mar 1981 1913 - 1981
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Sep 5, 1894 - Mar 1975 1894 - 1975
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Sep 28, 1901 - Nov 1979 1901 - 1979
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Apr 22, 1893 - Nov 1970 1893 - 1970
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Jun 8, 1917 - Jan 23, 1995 1917 - 1995
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Jun 27, 1955 - Dec 1982 1955 - 1982
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Sep 13, 1956 - Feb 1989 1956 - 1989
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Jul 4, 1890 - Oct 1973 1890 - 1973
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Sep 1, 1920 - Nov 18, 1991 1920 - 1991
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May 10, 1920 - Dec 8, 1989 1920 - 1989
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Oct 3, 1913 - Aug 1981 1913 - 1981

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