Samuel Culmer (1883 - 1978)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1883 - In the year that Samuel Culmer was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1887 - Samuel was only 4 years old when on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

1946 - He was 63 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1970 - By the time he was 87 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1978 - In the year of Samuel Culmer's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Samuel Culmer passed away in January 1978 at 94 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Samuel. He was born on November 2, 1883. There is no information about Samuel's family. We know that Samuel Culmer had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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