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Earl Whipple (1907 - 1985)

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Earl Whipple
1907 - 1985
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July 31, 1907
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June 1985
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Waynoka, Woods County, Oklahoma 73860
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Earl Whipple was born on July 31, 1907. He died in June 1985 at age 77. We know that Earl Whipple had been residing in Waynoka, Woods County, Oklahoma 73860.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Earl Whipple died in June 1985 at age 77. He was born on July 31, 1907. There is no information about Earl's family or relationships. We know that Earl Whipple had been residing in Waynoka, Woods County, Oklahoma 73860.
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In 1907, in the year that Earl Whipple was born, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1931, Earl was 24 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1966, he was 59 years old when 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.

In 1976, at the age of 69 years old, Earl was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1985, in the year of Earl Whipple's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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