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Brooks Chandler (1903 - 1985)

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Brooks Chandler
1903 - 1985
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December 2, 1903
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December 1985
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30344
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Brooks Chandler was born on December 2, 1903. He died in December 1985 at age 81. We know that Brooks Chandler had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30344.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Brooks Chandler died in December 1985 at age 81. He was born on December 2, 1903. There is no information about Brooks' surviving family. We know that Brooks Chandler had been residing in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30344.
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In 1903, in the year that Brooks Chandler was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1927, at the age of 24 years old, Brooks was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1936, when he was 33 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1966, at the age of 63 years old, Brooks was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1985, in the year of Brooks Chandler's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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