E Edwards (1883 - 1969)

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E Edwards
1883 - 1969
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August 13, 1883
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May 1969
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Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12305
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E Edwards was born on August 13, 1883. E died in May 1969 at age 85. We know that E Edwards had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12305.
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E Edwards passed away in May 1969 at 85 years of age. E was born on August 13, 1883. There is no information about E's family or relationships. We know that E Edwards had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12305.

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In 1883, in the year that E Edwards was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1898, this person was only 15 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1907, by the time this person was 24 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1940, this person was 57 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1969, in the year of E Edwards's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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