Freeman M Speed (1912 - 1988)

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Freeman M Speed
1912 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Freeman M Speed was born on July 12, 1912. He died on August 2, 1988 at age 76. We know that Freeman M Speed had been residing in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico 88220.


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Freeman M Speed died on August 2, 1988 at age 76. He was born on July 12, 1912. We are unaware of information about Freeman's family. We know that Freeman M Speed had been residing in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico 88220.
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In 1912, in the year that Freeman M Speed was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1936, at the age of 24 years old, Freeman was alive when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1950, at the age of 38 years old, Freeman was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1964, when he was 52 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1988, in the year of Freeman M Speed's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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