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Edgar Votaw (1894 - 1976)

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Edgar Votaw
1894 - 1976
Born
April 2, 1894
Death
April 1976
Last Known Residence
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64133
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Edgar Votaw of Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri was born on April 2, 1894, and died at age 82 years old in April 1976.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 9698282

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April 2, 1894
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Edgar Votaw passed away at age 82 years old in April 1976. Edgar Votaw of Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri was born on April 2, 1894.

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Edgar Votaw lived 8 years longer than the average Votaw family member when he died at the age of 81.
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1894 - 1976 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Edgar Votaw was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1900, when he was merely 6 years old, the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1920, Edgar was 26 years old when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1942, at the age of 48 years old, Edgar was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1976, in the year of Edgar Votaw's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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