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Edd Brown (1905 - 1989)

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Edd Brown
1905 - 1989
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August 22, 1905
Death
February 17, 1989
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Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Arkansas 72512
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Edd Brown was born on August 22, 1905. Edd died on February 17, 1989 at age 83. We know that Edd Brown had been residing in Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Arkansas 72512.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Edd Brown passed away on February 17, 1989 at 83 years of age. Edd was born on August 22, 1905. We are unaware of information about Edd's immediate family. We know that Edd Brown had been residing in Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Arkansas 72512.
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In 1905, in the year that Edd Brown was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1925, this person was 20 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1931, this person was 26 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1952, this person was 47 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1989, in the year of Edd Brown's passing, 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%.

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