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Grant Durley (1908 - 1984)

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Grant Durley
1908 - 1984
Born
March 12, 1908
Death
January 1984
Last Known Residence
Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut 06525
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Grant Durley of Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut was born on March 12, 1908, and died at age 75 years old in January 1984.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 7051195

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Grant Durley passed away at age 75 years old in January 1984. Grant Durley of Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut was born on March 12, 1908.

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1908 - 1984 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Grant Durley was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1945, by the time he was 37 years old, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1959, at the age of 51 years old, Grant was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1974, he was 66 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1984, in the year of Grant Durley's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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