Edith Olive Cupit (1913 - 1968)

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Edith Olive Cupit
1913 - 1968
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1913
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1968
Coburg, Australia
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Coburg, Australia
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Edith Olive Cupit was born in 1913. She was born to Jepson Joseph Cupit and Edith Shore Cupit. She died in 1968 in Coburg, Australia at 55 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edith Olive Cupit died in 1968 in Coburg, Australia at age 55. She was born in 1913. She was born to Jepson Joseph Cupit and Edith Shore Cupit.

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In 1913, in the year that Edith Olive Cupit was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1926, at the age of just 13 years old, Edith was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1941, Edith was 28 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1951, when she was 38 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, in the year of Edith Olive Cupit's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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