David Sonnenshein

1919–April 1996 (Age 77)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of David

David Sonnenshein was born in 1919, in New York City, New York, United States as the son of jacob Sonnenshein. He died in April 1996, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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David Sonnenshein
1919–1996
Ruth Phillips

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    jacob Sonnenshein

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World Events (3)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1952 · United Nations is Headquartered in New York City

Age 33

The United Nations was officially organized on October 24, 1945 with representatives from 50 countries. New York City became the permanent Headquarters of the United Nations in 1952.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for someone with a cheerful or warm disposition, from Middle High German sunne ‘sun’ + genitive -n + schīn ‘shine’. In part it may be a topographic name for someone who lived at a place which caught the sun, or a habitational name from a house marked with the sign of the sun.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sonnenschein ‘sunshine’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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