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Sam Rice (1894 - 1959)

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Sam Rice
1894 - 1959
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October 27, 1894
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September 1959
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Sam Rice was born on October 27, 1894. He died in September 1959 at 64 years old.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Sam Rice died in September 1959 at 64 years old. He was born on October 27, 1894. There is no information about Sam's family or relationships.
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In 1894, in the year that Sam Rice was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1908, when he was only 14 years old, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1924, he was 30 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1936, at the age of 42 years old, Sam was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1959, in the year of Sam Rice's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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