Melville Davis

(1896 - 1981)

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Melville Davis
1896 - 1981
Born
September 7, 1896
Death
September 1981
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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406
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Melville Davis was born on September 7, 1896. He died in September 1981 at age 84. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Melville Davis died in September 1981 at 84 years of age. He was born on September 7, 1896. There is no information about Melville's family. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98406.

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In 1896, in the year that Melville Davis was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1936, he was 40 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1949, he was 53 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1955, he was 59 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1981, in the year of Melville Davis's passing, 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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