Melville Davis

(1885 - 1979)

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Melville Davis
1885 - 1979
Born
May 11, 1885
Death
January 1979
Last Known Residence
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78255
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Melville Davis was born on May 11, 1885. He died in January 1979 at 93 years of age. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78255.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Melville Davis died in January 1979 at 93 years old. He was born on May 11, 1885. We have no information about Melville's immediate family. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78255.

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In 1885, in the year that Melville Davis was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1902, when he was 17 years old, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1913, he was 28 years old when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1923, Melville was 38 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1979, in the year of Melville Davis's passing, 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.

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