Luther Bland (1916 - 1978)

Luther Bland
1916 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Luther Bland was born on March 31, 1916. He died in September 1978 at 62 years old. We know that Luther Bland had been residing in Richmond, Richmond City County, Virginia 23222.

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Luther Bland passed away in September 1978 at age 62. He was born on March 31, 1916. We have no information about Luther's family or relationships. We know that Luther Bland had been residing in Richmond, Richmond City County, Virginia 23222.
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In 1916, in the year that Luther Bland was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1924, he was just 8 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1938, at the age of 22 years old, Luther was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1956, at the age of 40 years old, Luther was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1978, in the year of Luther Bland's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Oct 11, 1896 - May 1969
Oct 8, 1892 - Apr 1, 1979
Oct 28, 1903 - December 1980
Jul 1, 1921 - May 1974
Jul 27, 1920 - Jul 4, 2010
Nov 25, 1896 - September 1978
May 31, 1912 - Sep 19, 1999
Apr 4, 1934 - Aug 2, 2004
Apr 8, 1919 - Feb 6, 1994
Sep 15, 1906 - December 1976

Other Blands

May 25, 1915 - June 1983
March 1919 - Apr 11, 1978
Dec 5, 1914 - September 1974
Jan 31, 1914 - October 1982
Jul 3, 1911 - June 1982
Dec 22, 1908 - Jun 2, 1990
Aug 3, 1909 - September 1982
Nov 14, 1910 - September 1986
Apr 28, 1917 - May 16, 1989
May 31, 1921 - September 1986
Feb 22, 1922 - August 1976
Jul 7, 1922 - Jun 2, 1989
Jun 26, 1899 - May 1976
May 15, 1923 - August 1985
Oct 9, 1890 - October 1963
Jan 19, 1919 - May 1976
May 7, 1915 - Jul 14, 2000
Sep 21, 1919 - September 1979
Aug 2, 1923 - Jul 22, 2001
Oct 22, 1922 - Jul 20, 2007

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Jun 3, 1919 - Aug 13, 1996
Feb 5, 1913 - July 1979
Apr 30, 1917 - Sep 22, 1997
Jun 3, 1915 - Apr 1, 2001
Mar 20, 1910 - Mar 22, 2009
Mar 27, 1922 - Jul 7, 1991
Dec 10, 1920 - Jan 14, 1989
Mar 18, 1907 - October 1983
Jun 28, 1918 - Jun 13, 1988
Mar 13, 1920 - September 1977
Dec 23, 1902 - March 1975
Sep 29, 1914 - Jul 4, 1996
Apr 27, 1898 - November 1980
Jan 26, 1907 - Dec 16, 2001
Aug 3, 1891 - April 1968
Oct 1, 1918 - Mar 8, 1998
Nov 5, 1903 - May 1978
May 9, 1907 - Feb 8, 1991
Aug 22, 1917 - Jul 5, 2003
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