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Edna Johnson (1901 - 1977)

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Edna Johnson
1901 - 1977
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November 29, 1901
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August 1977
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Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California 93105
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Edna Johnson was born on November 29, 1901. She died in August 1977 at 75 years of age. We know that Edna Johnson had been residing in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California 93105.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Edna Johnson died in August 1977 at 75 years of age. She was born on November 29, 1901. There is no information about Edna's family or relationships. We know that Edna Johnson had been residing in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California 93105.
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In 1901, in the year that Edna Johnson was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1936, she was 35 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1957, at the age of 56 years old, Edna was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1969, at the age of 68 years old, Edna was alive when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1977, in the year of Edna Johnson's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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