Simon Brown (1910 - 1984)

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Simon Brown
1910 - 1984
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March 5, 1910
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October 1984
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48221
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Simon Brown was born on March 5, 1910. He died in October 1984 at 74 years old. We know that Simon Brown had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48221.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Simon Brown passed away in October 1984 at 74 years old. He was born on March 5, 1910. There is no information about Simon's family. We know that Simon Brown had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48221.

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In 1910, in the year that Simon Brown was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1936, he was 26 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1968, Simon was 58 years old when 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.

In 1971, at the age of 61 years old, Simon was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1984, in the year of Simon Brown's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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