Arthur Cooper (1887 - 1967)

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Arthur Cooper
1887 - 1967
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August 6, 1887
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August 1967
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Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, New York 14736
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Arthur Cooper was born on August 6, 1887. He died in August 1967 at 79 years of age. We know that Arthur Cooper had been residing in Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, New York 14736.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Arthur Cooper passed away in August 1967 at 79 years of age. He was born on August 6, 1887. We have no information about Arthur's immediate family. We know that Arthur Cooper had been residing in Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, New York 14736.

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In 1887, in the year that Arthur Cooper was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1903, by the time he was 16 years old, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1910, when he was 23 years old, 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 1931, at the age of 44 years old, Arthur was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1967, in the year of Arthur Cooper's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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