Sam David (1888 - 1987)

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Sam David
1888 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Sam David was born on May 27, 1888. He died in May 1987 at age 98. We know that Sam David had been residing in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California.


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Sam David passed away in May 1987 at 98 years old. He was born on May 27, 1888. There is no information about Sam's family. We know that Sam David had been residing in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California.
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In 1888, in the year that Sam David was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1891, by the time he was just 3 years old, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1900, he was merely 12 years old when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1938, when he was 50 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 1987, in the year of Sam David's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Nov 10, 1915 - September 1989
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Maria David
Mar 29, 1904 - November 1984
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Paul David
Mar 14, 1894 - March 1964
Emma David
Mar 17, 1888 - August 1969
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George David
May 20, 1891 - October 1970
Elmira, NY
Ronald J David
Feb 19, 1939 - Nov 8, 1996
Floye David
Dec 23, 1936 - May 22, 2004
Jacksonville, FL
Helen I David
Dec 30, 1912 - Mar 21, 2004
Carthage, NY
Melanie David
Jun 27, 1917 - May 13, 2000
Woodmere, NY
Lena David
Dec 15, 1896 - Oct 27, 1988
Elizabeth David
Mar 3, 1916 - Jun 15, 2001
Norwich, NY
Ignatius E David
Jan 7, 1943 - Oct 29, 2002
George H David
Jun 11, 1904 - Aug 16, 1988
Ellen S David
May 24, 1914 - Apr 23, 2009
Toms River, NJ
Ada David
Sep 20, 1902 - Jun 5, 1988
Bronx, NY

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