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Edward Johnson (1896 - 1976)

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Edward Johnson
1896 - 1976
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September 5, 1896
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May 1976
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Oakland, Alameda County, California 94610
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Edward Johnson was born on September 5, 1896. He died in May 1976 at age 79. We know that Edward Johnson had been residing in Oakland, Alameda County, California 94610.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Edward Johnson passed away in May 1976 at 79 years old. He was born on September 5, 1896. There is no information about Edward's family. We know that Edward Johnson had been residing in Oakland, Alameda County, California 94610.
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In 1896, in the year that Edward Johnson was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1909, he was only 13 years old when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1947, Edward was 51 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1962, when he was 66 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1976, in the year of Edward Johnson's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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