John Blondell (1935 - 2011)

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John Blondell
1935 - 2011
August 18, 1935
April 15, 2011
Last Known Residence
Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia 26836
John Blondell was born on August 18, 1935. He died on April 15, 2011 at 75 years old. We know that John Blondell had been residing in Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia 26836.
Updated: November 13, 2011
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John Blondell died on April 15, 2011 at 75 years old. He was born on August 18, 1935. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Blondell had been residing in Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia 26836.

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In 1935, in the year that John Blondell was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1963, John was 28 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1976, John was 41 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1984, at the age of 49 years old, John was alive when 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.

In 1998, John was 63 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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