Virgil Vanest

(1896 - 1967)

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Virgil Vanest
1896 - 1967
Born
February 26, 1896
Death
May 15, 1967
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Westport, Decatur County, Indiana 47283
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Virgil Vanest was born on February 26, 1896. He died on May 15, 1967 at 71 years old. We know that Virgil Vanest had been residing in Westport, Decatur County, Indiana 47283.
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Virgil Vanest died on May 15, 1967 at 71 years old. He was born on February 26, 1896. There is no information about Virgil's surviving family. We know that Virgil Vanest had been residing in Westport, Decatur County, Indiana 47283.

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In 1896, in the year that Virgil Vanest was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1917, by the time he was 21 years old, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1928, he was 32 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1949, Virgil was 53 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1967, in the year of Virgil Vanest's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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