Earl Blanchard (1904 - 1978)

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Union City, Fulton County, Georgia

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James Grinnell Blanchard Memorial Program

James Grinnell Blanchard Memorial Program

James Grinnell Blanchard

James Grinnell Blanchard

James Grinnell Blanchard parasailing in Mexico.

James Grinnell Blanchard parasailing in Mexico.

Anne Mary (Parry) Blanchard

Anne Mary (Parry) Blanchard

Edwin H. Blanchard

Edwin H. Blanchard

Amanda Stevenson and Linda Garrett

Amanda Stevenson and Linda Garrett

James Grinnell Blanchard and friends

James Grinnell Blanchard and friends

James Blanchard and Lucine Amara

James Blanchard and Lucine Amara

James Grinnell Blanchard Family

James Grinnell Blanchard Family

James Grinnell Blanchard

James Grinnell Blanchard

James Grinnell Blanchard and Tom Mulvey

James Grinnell Blanchard and Tom Mulvey

James Blanchard and Tom and Barbara Mulvey

James Blanchard and Tom and Barbara Mulvey

James Grinnell Blanchard

James Grinnell Blanchard

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1904 - In the year that Earl Blanchard was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

1907 - Earl was just 3 years old when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

1931 - At the age of 27 years old, Earl was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1963 - At the age of 59 years old, Earl was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1978 - In the year of Earl Blanchard'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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Earl Blanchard died in July 1978 at age 73. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on October 22, 1904. There is no information about Earl's family. We know that Earl Blanchard had been residing in Union City, Fulton County, Georgia.

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