Sam Tankersley

(1895 - 1986)

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Sam Tankersley
1895 - 1986
Born
July 24, 1895
Death
October 1986
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Perry, Houston County, Georgia 31069
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Sam Tankersley was born on July 24, 1895. He died in October 1986 at 91 years of age. We know that Sam Tankersley had been residing in Perry, Houston County, Georgia 31069.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Sam Tankersley passed away in October 1986 at 91 years of age. He was born on July 24, 1895. We are unaware of information about Sam's immediate family. We know that Sam Tankersley had been residing in Perry, Houston County, Georgia 31069.

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In 1895, in the year that Sam Tankersley 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 1937, by the time he was 42 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1954, he was 59 years old when 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 1968, Sam was 73 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1986, in the year of Sam Tankersley's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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