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Earl Whipple (1892 - 1966)

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Earl Whipple
1892 - 1966
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May 20, 1892
Death
December 1966
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Hamilton, Madison County, New York 13346
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Earl Whipple was born on May 20, 1892. He died in December 1966 at 74 years old. We know that Earl Whipple had been residing in Hamilton, Madison County, New York 13346.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Earl Whipple passed away in December 1966 at 74 years old. He was born on May 20, 1892. We have no information about Earl's family or relationships. We know that Earl Whipple had been residing in Hamilton, Madison County, New York 13346.
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In 1892, in the year that Earl Whipple was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1910, Earl was 18 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1937, Earl was 45 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1946, he was 54 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1966, in the year of Earl Whipple's passing, 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.

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