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Howard Blankenbeker (1908 - 1974)

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Howard Blankenbeker
1908 - 1974
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May 19, 1908
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May 1974
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Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130
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Howard Blankenbeker was born on May 19, 1908. He died in May 1974 at 65 years old. We know that Howard Blankenbeker had been residing in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Howard Blankenbeker passed away in May 1974 at 65 years of age. He was born on May 19, 1908. There is no information about Howard's immediate family. We know that Howard Blankenbeker had been residing in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana 47130.
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In 1908, in the year that Howard Blankenbeker was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1920, when he was merely 12 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1947, he was 39 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1966, he was 58 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1974, in the year of Howard Blankenbeker's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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