Merium B Shimp

(1920 - 1988)

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Merium B Shimp
1920 - 1988
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August 12, 1920
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March 18, 1988
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Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19603
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Merium B Shimp was born on August 12, 1920. Merium died on March 18, 1988 at 67 years of age. We know that Merium B Shimp had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19603.
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Merium B Shimp passed away on March 18, 1988 at 67 years old. Merium was born on August 12, 1920. We are unaware of information about Merium's family or relationships. We know that Merium B Shimp had been residing in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19603.

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In 1920, in the year that Merium B Shimp was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1937, at the age of 17 years old, Merium was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1955, at the age of 35 years old, Merium was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1975, at the age of 55 years old, Merium was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, in the year of Merium B Shimp's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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