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Earnest Wilson (1926 - 1994)

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Earnest Wilson
1926 - 1994
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May 20, 1926
Death
January 19, 1994
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78220
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Earnest Wilson was born on May 20, 1926. He died on January 19, 1994 at 67 years of age. We know that Earnest Wilson had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas 78220.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Earnest Wilson passed away on January 19, 1994 at age 67. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section 21 Site 1280, San Antonio, Texas . He was born on May 20, 1926. There is no information about Earnest's surviving family.
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In 1926, in the year that Earnest Wilson was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1968, by the time he was 42 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1973, when he was 47 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1989, Earnest was 63 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1994, in the year of Earnest Wilson's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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