Ed Wright (1911 - 1987)

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Belzoni, Humphreys County, Mississippi

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1911 - In the year that Ed Wright was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

1948 - When he was 37 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1954 - He was 43 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1982 - By the time he was 71 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

1987 - In the year of Ed Wright's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ed Wright died on December 10, 1987 at 76 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Ed. He was born on June 11, 1911. We have no information about Ed's family. We know that Ed Wright had been residing in Belzoni, Humphreys County, Mississippi.

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