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Earl W Whipple (1920 - 2002)

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Earl W Whipple
1920 - 2002
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October 9, 1920
Death
December 26, 2002
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Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan 48911
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Earl W Whipple was born on October 9, 1920. He died on December 26, 2002 at 82 years of age. We know that Earl W Whipple had been residing in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan 48911.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Earl W Whipple passed away on December 26, 2002 at age 82. He was born on October 9, 1920. There is no information about Earl's immediate family. We know that Earl W Whipple had been residing in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan 48911.
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In 1920, in the year that Earl W Whipple was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1937, when he was 17 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1972, he was 52 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1980, at the age of 60 years old, Earl was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1998, at the age of 78 years old, Earl was alive when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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