Berndt Widell (1894 - 1986)

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Berndt Widell
1894 - 1986
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October 20, 1894
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January 1986
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Berndt Widell was born on October 20, 1894. Berndt died in January 1986 at 91 years old. We know that Berndt Widell had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Berndt Widell passed away in January 1986 at 91 years of age. Berndt was born on October 20, 1894. We have no information about Berndt's immediate family. We know that Berndt Widell had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1894, in the year that Berndt Widell was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1918, this person was 24 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1934, when this person was 40 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1947, at the age of 53 years old, Berndt was alive when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1986, in the year of Berndt Widell's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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