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Sammie Davis (1906 - 1991)

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Sammie Davis
1906 - 1991
Born
September 24, 1906
Death
April 13, 1991
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Weiner, Poinsett County, Arkansas 72479
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Sammie Davis was born on September 24, 1906. He died on April 13, 1991 at 84 years old. We know that Sammie Davis had been residing in Weiner, Poinsett County, Arkansas 72479.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Sammie Davis died on April 13, 1991 at age 84. He was born on September 24, 1906. There is no information about Sammie's immediate family. We know that Sammie Davis had been residing in Weiner, Poinsett County, Arkansas 72479.
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In 1906, in the year that Sammie Davis was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1964, when he was 58 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1979, when he was 73 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1988, Sammie was 82 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1991, in the year of Sammie Davis's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

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