Carl E Wood (1909 - 1992)

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Carl E Wood
1909 - 1992
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June 5, 1909
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September 13, 1992
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Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 18840
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Carl E Wood was born on June 5, 1909. He died on September 13, 1992 at 83 years of age. We know that Carl E Wood had been residing in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 18840.
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Carl E Wood passed away on September 13, 1992 at 83 years old. He was born on June 5, 1909. We have no information about Carl's family. We know that Carl E Wood had been residing in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 18840.

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In 1909, in the year that Carl E Wood was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1920, at the age of merely 11 years old, Carl was alive when 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 1942, at the age of 33 years old, Carl was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1987, he was 78 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1992, in the year of Carl E Wood's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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