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Edward D Coffey (1913 - 1993)

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Edward D Coffey
1913 - 1993
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September 2, 1913
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October 14, 1993
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Lakewood, Los Angeles County, California 90713
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Edward D Coffey was born on September 2, 1913. He died on October 14, 1993 at 80 years of age. We know that Edward D Coffey had been residing in Lakewood, Los Angeles County, California 90713.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edward D Coffey died on October 14, 1993 at age 80. He was born on September 2, 1913. We have no information about Edward's surviving family. We know that Edward D Coffey had been residing in Lakewood, Los Angeles County, California 90713.
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In 1913, in the year that Edward D Coffey was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1932, by the time he was 19 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 1965, by the time he was 52 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1987, Edward was 74 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1993, in the year of Edward D Coffey's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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