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Donna Blankenbeker (1914 - 1987)

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Donna Blankenbeker
1914 - 1987
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October 24, 1914
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January 1987
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Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana 47303
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Donna Blankenbeker was born on October 24, 1914. She died in January 1987 at 72 years of age. We know that Donna Blankenbeker had been residing in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana 47303.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Donna Blankenbeker passed away in January 1987 at 72 years of age. She was born on October 24, 1914. There is no information about Donna's family. We know that Donna Blankenbeker had been residing in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana 47303.
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In 1914, in the year that Donna Blankenbeker was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1941, by the time she was 27 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1954, at the age of 40 years old, Donna was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1969, Donna was 55 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1987, in the year of Donna Blankenbeker's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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