Samuel Watson

(1923 - 1968)

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Samuel Watson
1923 - 1968
Born
June 17, 1923
Death
June 1968
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32210
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Samuel Watson was born on June 17, 1923. He died in June 1968 at 44 years of age. We know that Samuel Watson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32210.
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Samuel Watson died in June 1968 at 44 years old. He was born on June 17, 1923. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Watson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32210.

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In 1923, in the year that Samuel Watson was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1934, he was only 11 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1943, Samuel was 20 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1959, when he was 36 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1968, in the year of Samuel Watson's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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