Sylvester Eppley (born 1905)

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Sylvester Eppley
1905 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Sylvester Eppley was born on November 15, 1905.

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In 1905, in the year that Sylvester Eppley was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1918, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1921, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1935, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1942, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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Anna Eppley
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Mary Eppley
Jul 12, 1944 - March 1978
Gloria G Eppley
Mar 12, 1931 - Jul 4, 2006
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Samuel Eppley
Dec 27, 1941 - December 1967
Theresa Eppley
Nov 3, 1908 - May 27, 1990
Helen L Eppley
Mar 31, 1912 - Mar 19, 2005
Vienna, VA
Rose Eppley
Jan 8, 1930 - May 2, 2001
Los Angeles, CA
Mervin Eppley
Jun 15, 1893 - September 1974
Pittsburgh, PA
Ida Eppley
Feb 4, 1907 - July 1985
Binghamton, NY
Sherman Eppley
Jun 13, 1936 - December 1986
Clarence Eppley
Mar 13, 1916 - May 1987
Reynoldsville, PA
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