Grant Downing

(1911 - 1985)

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Grant Downing
1911 - 1985
Born
July 14, 1911
Death
October 1985
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Quartzsite, La Paz County, Arizona 85346
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Grant Downing was born on July 14, 1911. He died in October 1985 at age 74. We know that Grant Downing had been residing in Quartzsite, La Paz County, Arizona 85346.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Grant Downing passed away in October 1985 at age 74. He was born on July 14, 1911. We have no information about Grant's surviving family. We know that Grant Downing had been residing in Quartzsite, La Paz County, Arizona 85346.

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In 1911, in the year that Grant Downing was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1940, when he was 29 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1968, when he was 57 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1971, Grant was 60 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1985, in the year of Grant Downing'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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