Edgeworth O Porter (1914 - 2006)



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Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida

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1914 - In the year that Edgeworth O Porter was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

1931 - This person was 17 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.

1950 - By the time this person was 36 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1959 - At the age of 45 years old, Edgeworth was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1987 - When this person was 73 years old, 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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Edgeworth O Porter passed away on June 25, 2006 at 91 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Edgeworth. Edgeworth was born on November 13, 1914. We have no information about Edgeworth's immediate family. We know that Edgeworth O Porter had been residing in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida.


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