Adolphus Edwin Weber (1886 - 1965)

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Adolphus Edwin Weber
1886 - 1965
Sale, Australia
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Sale, Australia
Adolphus Edwin Weber was born in 1886. He is the child of Frederick Lu Weber and Sarah Jane Smith Weber. He died in 1965 in Sale, Australia at age 79.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Adolphus Edwin Weber died in 1965 in Sale, Australia at 79 years old. He was born in 1886. He is the child of Frederick Lu Weber and Sarah Jane Smith Weber.

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In 1886, in the year that Adolphus Edwin Weber was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1899, Adolphus was merely 13 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1928, Adolphus was 42 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 1934, he was 48 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1965, in the year of Adolphus Edwin Weber's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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