Edward Blocker

(1896 - 1970)

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Edward Blocker
1896 - 1970
Born
April 1, 1896
Death
February 1970
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Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33731
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Edward Blocker was born on April 1, 1896. He died in February 1970 at 73 years old. We know that Edward Blocker had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33731.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Edward Blocker passed away in February 1970 at age 73. He was born on April 1, 1896. There is no information about Edward's surviving family. We know that Edward Blocker had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33731.

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In 1896, in the year that Edward Blocker was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1911, he was just 15 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1941, Edward was 45 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1952, by the time he was 56 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1970, in the year of Edward Blocker's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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