Simon Brown (1895 - 1963)

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Simon Brown
1895 - 1963
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November 24, 1895
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April 1963
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Wisconsin
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Simon Brown was born on November 24, 1895. He died in April 1963 at 67 years of age. We know that Simon Brown had been residing in Wisconsin.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Simon Brown died in April 1963 at age 67. He was born on November 24, 1895. We are unaware of information about Simon's family or relationships. We know that Simon Brown had been residing in Wisconsin.

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In 1895, in the year that Simon Brown was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1909, when he was only 14 years old, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1918, by the time he was 23 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1937, Simon was 42 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.

In 1963, in the year of Simon Brown's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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