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Darrell Melville Kell (1903 - 1978)

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Darrell Melville Kell
1903 - 1978
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1903
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1978
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Darrell Melville Kell was born in 1903. He is the child of Charles Alfr Kell and Edith Eileen Cooper Kell. He died in 1978 in Heidelberg, Australia at 75 years old.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Darrell Melville Kell passed away in 1978 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 75. He was born in 1903. He is the child of Charles Alfr Kell and Edith Eileen Cooper Kell.
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In 1903, in the year that Darrell Melville Kell was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1926, Darrell was 23 years old 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 1950, he was 47 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1969, Darrell was 66 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1978, in the year of Darrell Melville Kell's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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