Edward Boyd Wils Kelsey

(1894 - 1957)

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Edward Boyd Wils Kelsey
1894 - 1957
Born
1894
Death
1957
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Edward Boyd Wils Kelsey was born in 1894. He was born to George Kelsey and Agnes Wilson Kelsey. He died in 1957 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 63.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Edward Boyd Wils Kelsey died in 1957 in Heidelberg, Australia at 63 years old. He was born in 1894. He was born to George Kelsey and Agnes Wilson Kelsey.

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In 1894, in the year that Edward Boyd Wils Kelsey was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1909, by the time he was merely 15 years old, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1912, when he was 18 years old, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1940, Edward was 46 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1957, in the year of Edward Boyd Wils Kelsey's passing, 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.

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