Samuel Rolle (1925 - 1987)

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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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1925 - In the year that Samuel Rolle was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1942 - Samuel was 17 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

1946 - At the age of 21 years old, Samuel was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1975 - Samuel was 50 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1987 - In the year of Samuel Rolle'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 Rolle died in July 1987 at age 62. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on February 16, 1925. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Rolle had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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