Roy Ferris (1895 - 1966)

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Roy Ferris
1895 - 1966
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October 14, 1895
Death
March 1966
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Roy Ferris was born on October 14, 1895. He died in March 1966 at 70 years of age. We know that Roy Ferris had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Roy Ferris passed away in March 1966 at 70 years of age. He was born on October 14, 1895. There is no information about Roy's surviving family. We know that Roy Ferris had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1895, in the year that Roy Ferris was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1926, when he was 31 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, at the age of 41 years old, Roy was alive 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".

In 1957, when he was 62 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1966, in the year of Roy Ferris's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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