Kenneth Delap (1916 - 1986)

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Kenneth Delap
1916 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Kenneth Delap was born on March 24, 1916. He died in January 1986 at age 69. We know that Kenneth Delap had been residing in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin 54665.


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Kenneth Delap passed away in January 1986 at age 69. He was born on March 24, 1916. We have no information about Kenneth's surviving family. We know that Kenneth Delap had been residing in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin 54665.
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In 1916, in the year that Kenneth Delap was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1938, Kenneth was 22 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1967, at the age of 51 years old, Kenneth was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1974, Kenneth was 58 years old when 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.

In 1986, in the year of Kenneth Delap's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Jun 9, 1904 - May 1982
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Donald W Delap
Jun 27, 1929 - Nov 26, 1997
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Aug 18, 1914 - May 9, 1998
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Richard D Delap
Apr 26, 1937 - Nov 7, 2001
Mauston, WI
Idella Delap
Dec 4, 1923 - January 1994
La Crosse, WI
Frances Delap
Apr 23, 1908 - October 1979
Exeland, Wisconsin
Clara Delap
Oct 31, 1895 - February 1975
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Lester Delap
Feb 1, 1911 - November 1969
Delavan, Wisconsin
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Jan 8, 1923 - Apr 7, 1997
Redgranite, WI
Elmer Delap
Jun 30, 1895 - October 1968
Tulare, California
Rundell Delap
Mar 18, 1893 - June 1973
Columbus, Wisconsin
Alida C Delap
Jul 19, 1904 - July 1993
Delavan, WI
Warren Delap
Sep 10, 1903 - October 1978
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Mary Frances Delap
May 6, 1919 - Dec 4, 1999
Las Cruces, NM
Helen H Delap
Mar 12, 1903 - August 1992
Lake Geneva, WI
Donald J Delap
Jun 3, 1934 - Jul 27, 1994
Mary Delap
Aug 16, 1876 - October 1972
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Keith H Delap
Jan 1, 1922 - Dec 20, 2004
Viola, WI

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