Virgil Kirby (1904 - 1984)

Virgil Kirby
1904 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Virgil Kirby was born on January 22, 1904. He died in June 1984 at age 80. We know that Virgil Kirby had been residing in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming 82901.


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Virgil Kirby died in June 1984 at age 80. He was born on January 22, 1904. There is no information about Virgil's surviving family. We know that Virgil Kirby had been residing in Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming 82901.
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In 1904, in the year that Virgil Kirby was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1918, at the age of only 14 years old, Virgil was alive when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1922, when he was 18 years old, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1952, when he was 48 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1984, in the year of Virgil Kirby's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Other Virgil Kirbies

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around 1925 - Unknown
around 1921 - Unknown
around 1956 - Unknown
around 1944 - Unknown
around 1956 - Unknown
around 1956 - Unknown
around 1956 - Unknown
May 15, 1910 - March 1985
Jul 13, 1919 - Jul 4, 2004
Feb 12, 1947 - Sep 19, 1996
Nov 27, 1911 - December 1969
Apr 25, 1901 - December 1983

Other Kirbies

Nov 14, 1899 - August 1982
Feb 5, 1903 - Mar 15, 1989
Sep 28, 1906 - June 1984
May 10, 1913 - July 1986
Dec 23, 1887 - July 1979
Oct 28, 1897 - March 1991
Nov 3, 1907 - June 1970
May 14, 1915 - September 1974
Nov 24, 1885 - February 1965
Sep 18, 1905 - Apr 5, 2000
Mar 30, 1917 - November 1975
Jul 12, 1920 - June 1974
Apr 3, 1903 - April 1980
Jun 11, 1905 - December 1970
Sep 5, 1910 - Jan 17, 1996
May 11, 1925 - May 17, 2011
Apr 18, 1922 - Jul 19, 2009
Jun 27, 1923 - Feb 4, 2011
Sep 1, 1929 - Apr 4, 1995
Mar 13, 1926 - Aug 28, 2005

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Sep 21, 1898 - May 1974
Mar 14, 1914 - March 1976
Sep 3, 1884 - February 1968
Jul 6, 1903 - July 1971
Mar 23, 1913 - April 1989
Nov 14, 1886 - August 1964
Sep 9, 1902 - August 1965
Aug 9, 1905 - February 1973
Apr 7, 1904 - July 1979
May 21, 1884 - February 1966
Sep 7, 1908 - December 1977
Nov 12, 1889 - January 1971
Jan 31, 1920 - Feb 8, 2001
Sep 15, 1900 - Jan 13, 1994
Mar 6, 1902 - Oct 10, 1987
Jun 27, 1881 - January 1963
Mar 12, 1893 - November 1968
Apr 9, 1886 - October 1963
Aug 28, 1893 - August 1971
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