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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 April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1901, by the time she was only 12 years old, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1938, by the time she was 49 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1946, at the age of 57 years old, Fay was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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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