Laurence Ballinger (1907 - 1987)

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Laurence Ballinger
1907 - 1987
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November 16, 1907
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January 1987
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Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California 95014
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Laurence Ballinger was born on November 16, 1907. He died in January 1987 at 79 years of age. We know that Laurence Ballinger had been residing in Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California 95014.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Laurence Ballinger passed away in January 1987 at 79 years old. He was born on November 16, 1907. We have no information about Laurence's immediate family. We know that Laurence Ballinger had been residing in Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California 95014.

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In 1907, in the year that Laurence Ballinger was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1927, at the age of 20 years old, Laurence was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1945, he was 38 years old when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1960, when he was 53 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1987, in the year of Laurence Ballinger's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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