Bernard Orford C Walpole (1887 - 1960)

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Bernard Orford C Walpole
1887 - 1960
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1887
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1960
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Bernard Orford C Walpole was born in 1887. He was born to Edward Glouc Walpole and Ethel Combes Walpole. He died in 1960 in Melbourne, Australia at age 73.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bernard Orford C Walpole died in 1960 in Melbourne, Australia at 73 years of age. He was born in 1887. He was born to Edward Glouc Walpole and Ethel Combes Walpole.

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In 1887, in the year that Bernard Orford C Walpole was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1909, when he was 22 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1919, by the time he was 32 years old, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1945, he was 58 years old when in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

In 1960, in the year of Bernard Orford C Walpole's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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