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Ivey Gillian (1906 - 1985)

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Ivey Gillian
1906 - 1985
Born
May 2, 1906
Death
October 1985
Last Known Residence
Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina 28601
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Ivey Gillian of Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina was born on May 2, 1906, and died at age 79 years old in October 1985.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 31856966

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Ivey Gillian passed away at age 79 years old in October 1985. Ivey Gillian of Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina was born on May 2, 1906.

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Ivey Gillian lived 9 years longer than the average Gillian family member when she died at the age of 79.
The average age of a Gillian family member is 70.
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In 1906, in the year that Ivey Gillian was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1926, she was 20 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1950, Ivey was 44 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1975, at the age of 69 years old, Ivey was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of Ivey Gillian'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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