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Edgar Bailey (1915 - 1981)

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Edgar Bailey
1915 - 1981
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August 18, 1915
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April 1981
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Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama 36445
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Edgar Bailey was born on August 18, 1915. He died in April 1981 at age 65. We know that Edgar Bailey had been residing in Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama 36445.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Edgar Bailey died in April 1981 at 65 years old. He was born on August 18, 1915. We have no information about Edgar's family. We know that Edgar Bailey had been residing in Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama 36445.
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In 1915, in the year that Edgar Bailey was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1934, at the age of 19 years old, Edgar was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1965, Edgar was 50 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1972, when he was 57 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1981, in the year of Edgar Bailey's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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