Albert Leonard Edwards (1920 - 1961)

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Albert Leonard Edwards
1920 - 1961
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1920
Mitcham, Australia
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1961
Mitc, Australia
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Mitcham, Australia
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Albert Leonard Edwards was born in 1920 in Mitcham, Australia. He is the child of William Alexander Edwards and Mary Davey Edwards. He died in 1961 in Mitc, Australia at 41 years of age.
Updated: August 21, 2019
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Albert Leonard Edwards passed away in 1961 in Mitc, Australia at 41 years old. He was born in 1920 in Mitcham, Australia. He is the child of William Alexander Edwards and Mary Davey Edwards.

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In 1920, in the year that Albert Leonard Edwards was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1939, when he was 19 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1948, he was 28 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1953, by the time he was 33 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1961, in the year of Albert Leonard Edwards's passing, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

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