Edward Hummon (1906 - 1973)

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Edward Hummon
1906 - 1973
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October 24, 1906
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July 1973
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Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95405
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Edward Hummon was born on October 24, 1906. He died in July 1973 at 66 years old. We know that Edward Hummon had been residing in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95405.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edward Hummon died in July 1973 at age 66. He was born on October 24, 1906. We have no information about Edward's immediate family. We know that Edward Hummon had been residing in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California 95405.

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In 1906, in the year that Edward Hummon was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1936, Edward was 30 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1941, by the time he was 35 years old, 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 1955, Edward was 49 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1973, in the year of Edward Hummon's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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