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Arthur Ness (1912 - 1978)

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Arthur Ness
1912 - 1978
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July 22, 1912
Death
May 1978
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Hockessin, New Castle County, Delaware 19707
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Arthur Ness was born on July 22, 1912. He died in May 1978 at 65 years old. We know that Arthur Ness had been residing in Hockessin, New Castle County, Delaware 19707.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Arthur Ness died in May 1978 at 65 years of age. He was born on July 22, 1912. There is no information about Arthur's family. We know that Arthur Ness had been residing in Hockessin, New Castle County, Delaware 19707.
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In 1912, in the year that Arthur Ness was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1923, when he was just 11 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1946, when he was 34 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1967, he was 55 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1978, in the year of Arthur Ness's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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