Edward Pohl (1899 - 1971)

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Edward Pohl
1899 - 1971
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September 4, 1899
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August 1971
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Edward Pohl was born on September 4, 1899. He died in August 1971 at 71 years old. We know that Edward Pohl had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edward Pohl passed away in August 1971 at 71 years old. He was born on September 4, 1899. There is no information about Edward's immediate family. We know that Edward Pohl had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1899, in the year that Edward Pohl was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1924, at the age of 25 years old, Edward was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1939, by the time he was 40 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1952, Edward was 53 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1971, in the year of Edward Pohl's passing, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

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