Sam Simpson

(1925 - 1998)

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Sam Simpson
1925 - 1998
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November 20, 1925
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May 17, 1998
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Grand Bay, Mobile County, Alabama 36541
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Sam Simpson was born on November 20, 1925. He died on May 17, 1998 at 72 years of age. We know that Sam Simpson had been residing in Grand Bay, Mobile County, Alabama 36541.
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Sam Simpson died on May 17, 1998 at 72 years of age. He was born on November 20, 1925. We are unaware of information about Sam's family. We know that Sam Simpson had been residing in Grand Bay, Mobile County, Alabama 36541.

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In 1925, in the year that Sam Simpson was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1936, he was just 11 years old 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 1961, Sam was 36 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1976, Sam was 51 years old when 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."

In 1998, in the year of Sam Simpson's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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