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Van Bryant (1929 - 1985)

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Van Bryant
1929 - 1985
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July 29, 1929
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April 1985
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98112
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Van Bryant was born on July 29, 1929. He died in April 1985 at age 55. We know that Van Bryant had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98112.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Van Bryant passed away in April 1985 at 55 years of age. He was born on July 29, 1929. We are unaware of information about Van's immediate family. We know that Van Bryant had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98112.
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In 1929, in the year that Van Bryant was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1942, by the time he was only 13 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1956, by the time he was 27 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1975, when he was 46 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of Van Bryant's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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