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George Blakney (1921 - 1990)

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George Blakney
1921 - 1990
Born
April 19, 1921
Death
February 17, 1990
Last Known Residence
Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina 29550
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George Blakney of Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina was born on April 19, 1921, and died at age 68 years old on February 17, 1990.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 39246841

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George Blakney passed away at age 68 years old on February 17, 1990. George Blakney of Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina was born on April 19, 1921.

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1921 - 1990 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that George Blakney was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1951, when he was 30 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1967, George was 46 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1985, at the age of 64 years old, George was alive when 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.

In 1990, in the year of George Blakney's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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