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Edmund Harrison (1949 - 1971)

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Edmund Harrison
1949 - 1971
Born
August 21, 1949
Death
August 1971
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Edmund Harrison was born on August 21, 1949, and died at age 22 years old in August 1971. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edmund Harrison.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85524173

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Edmund Harrison passed away at age 22 years old in August 1971. Edmund Harrison was born on August 21, 1949. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edmund Harrison.

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Edmund Harrison lived 49 years shorter than the average Harrison family member when he died at the age of 21.
The average age of a Harrison family member is 70.
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1949 - 1971 World Events

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In 1949, in the year that Edmund Harrison was born, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1955, he was merely 6 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1960, he was merely 11 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1962, at the age of only 13 years old, Edmund was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1971, in the year of Edmund Harrison's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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