Arthur Pelham (1878 - 1972)

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Arthur Pelham
1878 - 1972
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September 2, 1878
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November 1972
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Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas 71901
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Arthur Pelham was born on September 2, 1878. He died in November 1972 at age 94. We know that Arthur Pelham had been residing in Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas 71901.
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Arthur Pelham died in November 1972 at age 94. He was born on September 2, 1878. We are unaware of information about Arthur's immediate family. We know that Arthur Pelham had been residing in Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas 71901.

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In 1878, in the year that Arthur Pelham was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1926, at the age of 48 years old, Arthur was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1937, at the age of 59 years old, Arthur was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1951, he was 73 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1972, in the year of Arthur Pelham's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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