Simon Arthur Blankenship

(1908 - 1974)

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Simon Arthur Blankenship
1908 - 1974
Born
August 8, 1908
Death
March 25, 1974
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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee 38127
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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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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: CWO2
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, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1926, Simon was 18 years old when 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 1938, he was 30 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1962, Simon was 54 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1974, in the year of Simon Arthur Blankenship'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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