Melville Davis

(1906 - 1981)

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Melville Davis
1906 - 1981
Born
October 30, 1906
Death
April 1981
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South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04106
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Melville Davis was born on October 30, 1906. He died in April 1981 at age 74. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04106.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Melville Davis passed away in April 1981 at 74 years of age. He was born on October 30, 1906. There is no information about Melville's immediate family. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04106.

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In 1906, in the year that Melville Davis was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1923, he was 17 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1958, Melville was 52 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1963, he was 57 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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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