Edward Francis Green (1897 - 1961)

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Edward Francis Green
1897 - 1961
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1897
Richmond, Australia
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1961
Fitzroy, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Edward Francis Green was born in 1897 in Richmond, Australia. He is the child of Frederick Green and Mary Shelley Green. He died in 1961 in Fitzroy, Australia at 64 years old.
Updated: July 30, 2019
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Edward Francis Green died in 1961 in Fitzroy, Australia at 64 years of age. He was born in 1897 in Richmond, Australia. He is the child of Frederick Green and Mary Shelley Green.

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In 1897, in the year that Edward Francis Green was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1917, Edward was 20 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1921, Edward was 24 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1938, at the age of 41 years old, Edward was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1961, in the year of Edward Francis Green's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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