Edward Mackay (1908 - 1966)

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1908 - In the year that Edward Mackay was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1923 - He was just 15 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1926 - He was 18 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1945 - By the time he was 37 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1966 - In the year of Edward Mackay's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Edward Mackay passed away in November 1966 at 58 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 10, 1908. There is no information about Edward's immediate family.

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