Melville Davis

(1900 - 1977)

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Melville Davis
1900 - 1977
Born
August 25, 1900
Death
March 1977
Last Known Residence
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33609
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Melville Davis was born on August 25, 1900. He died in March 1977 at 76 years of age. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33609.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Melville Davis passed away in March 1977 at age 76. He was born on August 25, 1900. There is no information about Melville's family. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida 33609.

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In 1900, in the year that Melville Davis was born, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1927, when he was 27 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1935, he was 35 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1951, when he was 51 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1977, in the year of Melville Davis's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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