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Mary L Blankenbeker (1908 - 2004)

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Mary L Blankenbeker
1908 - 2004
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July 29, 1908
Death
April 4, 2004
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Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana 47348
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Mary L Blankenbeker was born on July 29, 1908. She died on April 4, 2004 at 95 years old. We know that Mary L Blankenbeker had been residing in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana 47348.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Mary L Blankenbeker passed away on April 4, 2004 at 95 years old. She was born on July 29, 1908. There is no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary L Blankenbeker had been residing in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana 47348.
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In 1908, in the year that Mary L Blankenbeker was born, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1913, at the age of only 5 years old, Mary was alive when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1955, Mary was 47 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1966, she was 58 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1981, by the time she was 73 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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