Ralph Beckley (1909 - 1987)

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Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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1909 - In the year that Ralph Beckley was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

1928 - Ralph was 19 years old when 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.

1936 - He was 27 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

1974 - At the age of 65 years old, Ralph was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

1987 - In the year of Ralph Beckley's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ralph Beckley died in February 1987 at 77 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Ralph. He was born on June 3, 1909. We have no information about Ralph's immediate family. We know that Ralph Beckley had been residing in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

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