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Milford Shankland (1914 - 1972)

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Milford Shankland
1914 - 1972
Born
August 12, 1914
Death
October 1972
Last Known Residence
Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin 53140
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Milford Shankland of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin was born on August 12, 1914, and died at age 58 years old in October 1972.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796270

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Milford Shankland passed away at age 58 years old in October 1972. Milford Shankland of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin was born on August 12, 1914.

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Milford Shankland lived 15 years shorter than the average Shankland family member when he died at the age of 58.
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In 1914, in the year that Milford Shankland was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1928, by the time he was only 14 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1936, Milford was 22 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1946, when he was 32 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1972, in the year of Milford Shankland's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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