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Fay Blankenbeker (1889 - 1966)

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Fay Blankenbeker
1889 - 1966
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May 8, 1889
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May 1966
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Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana 46176
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Fay Blankenbeker was born on May 8, 1889. She died in May 1966 at 76 years old. We know that Fay Blankenbeker had been residing in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana 46176.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Fay Blankenbeker passed away in May 1966 at 76 years of age. She was born on May 8, 1889. We have no information about Fay's immediate family. We know that Fay Blankenbeker had been residing in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana 46176.
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In 1889, in the year that Fay Blankenbeker was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

In 1897, by the time she was only 8 years old, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1905, by the time she was 16 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1953, Fay was 64 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1966, in the year of Fay Blankenbeker'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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