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Arthur Valentine Baker (1898 - 1981)

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Arthur Valentine Baker
1898 - 1981
Born
1898
Aireys Inlet, Victoria Australia 3231
Death
August 26, 1981
Footscray, VIC Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Arthur Valentine Baker was born in 1898 in Aireys Inlet, Victoria Australia. He is the child of Richard Joye Baker and Honora (Curtis) Baker, with siblings Albert, Ernest, Queenie, Adelaide, Annie, Beryl, and Richard. According to his family tree, Arthur was father to 2 children. He married Catherine Frances (Nye) Baker, and they had children Charles Valentine Baker and Arthur Gordon Baker. He died on August 26, 1981 in Footscray, VIC Australia at age 83.
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Born on St. Valentine's day. Married 1922.



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Father to 2 children, he passed away on August 26, 1981 in Footscray, VIC Australia at 83 years old. he was buried in Altona Memorial Park, VIC Australia. He was born in 1898 in Aireys Inlet, Victoria Australia. Arthur Valentine Baker is the child of Richard Joye Baker and Honora (Curtis) Baker, with siblings Albert, Ernest, Queenie, Adelaide, Annie, Beryl, and Richard. According to his family tree, he married Catherine Frances (Nye) Baker, and they had children Charles Valentine Baker and Arthur Gordon Baker.
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In 1898, in the year that Arthur Valentine Baker was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1905, Arthur was merely 7 years old when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1926, by the time he was 28 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1930, Arthur was 32 years old 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 1981, in the year of Arthur Valentine Baker's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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