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Edward Crane (1923 - 1986)

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Edward Crane
1923 - 1986
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May 4, 1923
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April 1986
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Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01040
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Edward Crane was born on May 4, 1923. He died in April 1986 at 62 years of age. We know that Edward Crane had been residing in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01040.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Edward Crane died in April 1986 at 62 years old. He was born on May 4, 1923. There is no information about Edward's immediate family. We know that Edward Crane had been residing in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01040.
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In 1923, in the year that Edward Crane was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1932, when he was merely 9 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1948, when he was 25 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1955, Edward was 32 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1986, in the year of Edward Crane's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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