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Harold Whipple (1909 - 1988)

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Harold Whipple
1909 - 1988
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February 22, 1909
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April 1, 1988
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Batavia, Genesee County, New York 14020
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Harold Whipple was born on February 22, 1909. He died on April 1, 1988 at 79 years old. We know that Harold Whipple had been residing in Batavia, Genesee County, New York 14020.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harold Whipple passed away on April 1, 1988 at 79 years old. He was born on February 22, 1909. We have no information about Harold's surviving family. We know that Harold Whipple had been residing in Batavia, Genesee County, New York 14020.
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In 1909, in the year that Harold Whipple was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1923, he was just 14 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1936, he was 27 years old 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 1940, he was 31 years old when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1988, in the year of Harold Whipple's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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