Simon Arthur Blankenship (1908 - 1974)

Simon Arthur Blankenship
1908 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Simon Arthur Blankenship was born on August 8, 1908. He died on March 25, 1974 at 65 years of age. We know that Simon Arthur Blankenship had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127.

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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127
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Memphis National Cemetery Section B Site 1112A, 3568 Townes Avenue, in Memphis, Tennessee 38122
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Simon Arthur Blankenship died on March 25, 1974 at age 65. He was buried in Memphis National Cemetery Section B Site 1112A, Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on August 8, 1908. We are unaware of information about Simon's family.
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In 1908, in the year that Simon Arthur Blankenship was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1925, he was 17 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1936, at the age of 28 years old, Simon 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 1960, Simon was 52 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1974, in the year of Simon Arthur Blankenship's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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