Merritt Sheldon (1918 - 1986)

Merritt Sheldon
1918 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Merritt Sheldon was born on May 21, 1918. He died in June 1986 at age 68. We know that Merritt Sheldon had been residing in Proctorsville, Windsor County, Vermont 05153.


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Merritt Sheldon died in June 1986 at 68 years old. He was born on May 21, 1918. We have no information about Merritt's family or relationships. We know that Merritt Sheldon had been residing in Proctorsville, Windsor County, Vermont 05153.
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In 1918, in the year that Merritt Sheldon was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1954, by the time he was 36 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1962, when he was 44 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1975, he was 57 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1986, in the year of Merritt Sheldon's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Apr 6, 1926 - September 1981
Nov 2, 1912 - October 1979
Jul 13, 1908 - October 1985
Sep 13, 1902 - February 1983
Jul 20, 1930 - Nov 23, 1999
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Jun 22, 1930 - Aug 23, 2008
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