Melville R Davis

(1881 - 1966)

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Melville R Davis
1881 - 1966
Born
December 3, 1881
Death
July 15, 1966
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Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota 56082
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Melville R Davis was born on December 3, 1881. He died on July 15, 1966 at 84 years of age. We know that Melville R Davis had been residing in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota 56082.
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Melville R Davis died on July 15, 1966 at 84 years old. He was born on December 3, 1881. There is no information about Melville's family or relationships. We know that Melville R Davis had been residing in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota 56082.

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In 1881, in the year that Melville R Davis was born, on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1918, he was 37 years old when on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1925, at the age of 44 years old, Melville was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1947, Melville was 66 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1966, in the year of Melville R Davis's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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