Edgar James (1898 - 1963)

Edgar James
1898 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
Edgar James was born on November 27, 1898. He died in January 1963 at age 64.


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Edgar James passed away in January 1963 at 64 years old. He was born on November 27, 1898. We are unaware of information about Edgar's immediate family.
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In 1898, in the year that Edgar James was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1920, Edgar was 22 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1940, when he was 42 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1955, he was 57 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1963, in the year of Edgar James's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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around 1919 - Unknown
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Sep 26, 1910 - December 1984
Jul 16, 1920 - Oct 26, 2008
Jul 4, 1906 - October 1969
Sep 20, 1907 - Feb 6, 1990
Sep 1, 1902 - Oct 20, 1988
Mar 19, 1907 - July 1974
Jul 6, 1920 - Dec 26, 2007
Jan 16, 1920 - Jun 16, 2007
Mar 22, 1981 - Dec 6, 2010
Jun 15, 1915 - Dec 8, 1970
Aug 11, 1924 - January 1972
Aug 31, 1923 - Apr 30, 2007
Jul 18, 1921 - Apr 14, 1994
Aug 27, 1920 - Nov 30, 2004
Oct 18, 1900 - March 1981
Jun 1, 1924 - Aug 3, 1994
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Jan 10, 1911 - Dec 4, 1993
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May 4, 1920 - March 1995
Apr 6, 1919 - May 16, 2002
Oct 17, 1916 - November 1979
Jan 10, 1909 - May 1985
Mar 19, 1919 - June 1969
Oct 14, 1912 - January 1967
Jul 24, 1916 - May 30, 2008
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