Ben Pettyjohn (1889 - 1975)

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Ben Pettyjohn
1889 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Ben Pettyjohn was born on August 25, 1889. He died in March 1975 at 85 years old. We know that Ben Pettyjohn had been residing in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas 72455.

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Ben Pettyjohn passed away in March 1975 at 85 years old. He was born on August 25, 1889. We are unaware of information about Ben's family or relationships. We know that Ben Pettyjohn had been residing in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas 72455.
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In 1889, in the year that Ben Pettyjohn was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

In 1893, when he was just 4 years old, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1934, he was 45 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1953, when he was 64 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1975, in the year of Ben Pettyjohn's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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