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Mell Blanchard (1908 - 1983)

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Mell Blanchard
1908 - 1983
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April 13, 1908
Death
September 1983
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Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia 30630
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Mell Blanchard was born on April 13, 1908. Mell died in September 1983 at 75 years of age. We know that Mell Blanchard had been residing in Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia 30630.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Mell Blanchard died in September 1983 at 75 years old. Mell was born on April 13, 1908. We are unaware of information about Mell's family or relationships. We know that Mell Blanchard had been residing in Crawford, Oglethorpe County, Georgia 30630.
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In 1908, in the year that Mell Blanchard was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1918, when this person was just 10 years old, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1949, when this person was 41 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1979, by the time this person was 71 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1983, in the year of Mell Blanchard's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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