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Percy Chase (1888 - 1974)

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Percy Chase
1888 - 1974
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June 13, 1888
Death
November 1974
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Seal Beach, Orange County, California 90740
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Percy Chase was born on June 13, 1888. He died in November 1974 at age 86. We know that Percy Chase had been residing in Seal Beach, Orange County, California 90740.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Percy Chase passed away in November 1974 at age 86. He was born on June 13, 1888. There is no information about Percy's family. We know that Percy Chase had been residing in Seal Beach, Orange County, California 90740.
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In 1888, in the year that Percy Chase was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1923, Percy was 35 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1947, when he was 59 years old, 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 1952, Percy was 64 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1974, in the year of Percy Chase's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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