Sam Brown (1890 - 1977)

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Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama

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1890 - In the year that Sam Brown was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1891 - When he was only 1 year old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1947 - At the age of 57 years old, Sam was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1959 - At the age of 69 years old, Sam was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1977 - In the year of Sam Brown's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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Sam Brown died in January 1977 at 86 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on November 20, 1890. We are unaware of information about Sam's family or relationships. We know that Sam Brown had been residing in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama.

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