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Theodor Vakos (1870 - 1955)

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Theodor Vakos
1870 - 1955
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1870
Strumitsa, Greece
Death
1955
Thessaloniki , Greece
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Theodor Vakos was born in 1870 in Strumitsa, Greece. He died in 1955 in Thessaloniki , Greece at 85 years of age.
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Updated: January 23, 2013
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Theodor Vakos died in 1955 in Thessaloniki , Greece at 85 years old. He was born in 1870 in Strumitsa, Greece. We are unaware of information about Theodor's family.
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1870 - 1955 World Events

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In 1870, in the year that Theodor Vakos was born, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1885, when he was only 15 years old, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1914, he was 44 years old when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1940, Theodor was 70 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1955, in the year of Theodor Vakos's passing, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

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