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Ed Lathan (1911 - 1978)

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Ed Lathan
1911 - 1978
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September 7, 1911
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June 1978
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Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia 30577
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Ed Lathan was born on September 7, 1911. He died in June 1978 at age 66. We know that Ed Lathan had been residing in Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia 30577.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Ed Lathan passed away in June 1978 at 66 years of age. He was born on September 7, 1911. We are unaware of information about Ed's surviving family. We know that Ed Lathan had been residing in Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia 30577.
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In 1911, in the year that Ed Lathan was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1933, at the age of 22 years old, Ed was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1949, at the age of 38 years old, Ed was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1954, Ed was 43 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1978, in the year of Ed Lathan's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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