Bert Wilkinson (1902 - 1986)

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Bert Wilkinson
1902 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Bert Wilkinson was born on June 4, 1902. He died in July 1986 at 84 years old. We know that Bert Wilkinson had been residing in Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas 75494.


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Bert Wilkinson passed away in July 1986 at 84 years of age. He was born on June 4, 1902. There is no information about Bert's immediate family. We know that Bert Wilkinson had been residing in Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas 75494.
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In 1902, in the year that Bert Wilkinson was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1911, at the age of only 9 years old, Bert was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1931, by the time he was 29 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1956, he was 54 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1986, in the year of Bert Wilkinson'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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