Jay Blakely (1897 - 1972)

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Jay Blakely
1897 - 1972
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September 10, 1897
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November 1972
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Jay Blakely was born on September 10, 1897. He died in November 1972 at age 75. We know that Jay Blakely had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jay Blakely passed away in November 1972 at 75 years old. He was born on September 10, 1897. We have no information about Jay's family or relationships. We know that Jay Blakely had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1897, in the year that Jay Blakely was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1906, at the age of only 9 years old, Jay was alive when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1959, he was 62 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1960, by the time he was 63 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1972, in the year of Jay Blakely's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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