Samuel Knowles (1897 - 1987)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1897 - In the year that Samuel Knowles was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

1937 - He was 40 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1947 - Samuel was 50 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1978 - By the time he was 81 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1987 - In the year of Samuel Knowles'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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Samuel Knowles died in August 1987 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on December 25, 1897. We have no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Knowles had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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