Wilfred Henry Chamberlain

(1888 - 1953)

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Wilfred Henry Chamberlain
1888 - 1953
Born
1888
Death
1953
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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Wilfred Henry Chamberlain was born in 1888. He was born to Henry Chamberlain and Selina Cofta Chamberlain. He died in 1953 in Ballarat, Australia at age 65.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Wilfred Henry Chamberlain passed away in 1953 in Ballarat, Australia at 65 years old. He was born in 1888. He was born to Henry Chamberlain and Selina Cofta Chamberlain.

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In 1888, in the year that Wilfred Henry Chamberlain was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1894, at the age of merely 6 years old, Wilfred was alive when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1913, he was 25 years old when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1947, by the time he was 59 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1953, in the year of Wilfred Henry Chamberlain's passing, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

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