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Theron Sammons (1914 - 1996)

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Theron Sammons
1914 - 1996
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August 28, 1914
Death
May 12, 1996
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Dothan, Houston County, Alabama 36303
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Theron Sammons was born on August 28, 1914. He died on May 12, 1996 at age 81. We know that Theron Sammons had been residing in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama 36303.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Theron Sammons passed away on May 12, 1996 at 81 years old. He was born on August 28, 1914. We have no information about Theron's family. We know that Theron Sammons had been residing in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama 36303.
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In 1914, in the year that Theron Sammons was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1930, at the age of 16 years old, Theron was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1967, Theron was 53 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1980, Theron was 66 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1996, in the year of Theron Sammons's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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