Walter Acheson (1897 - 1981)

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Walter Acheson
1897 - 1981
January 6, 1897
March 1981
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Seattle, King County, Washington 98115
Walter Acheson was born on January 6, 1897. He died in March 1981 at 84 years old. We know that Walter Acheson had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98115.
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Walter Acheson passed away in March 1981 at age 84. He was born on January 6, 1897. There is no information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter Acheson had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98115.

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In 1897, in the year that Walter Acheson was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1907, by the time he was only 10 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1936, Walter was 39 years old 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 1959, when he was 62 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1981, in the year of Walter Acheson's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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