Edward Reddinger (1886 - 1968)

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Edward Reddinger
1886 - 1968
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January 25, 1886
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December 1968
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Edward Reddinger was born on January 25, 1886. He died in December 1968 at 82 years old. We know that Edward Reddinger had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edward Reddinger died in December 1968 at 82 years of age. He was born on January 25, 1886. We are unaware of information about Edward's surviving family. We know that Edward Reddinger had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1886, in the year that Edward Reddinger was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1917, when he was 31 years old, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1939, at the age of 53 years old, Edward was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1959, Edward was 73 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1968, in the year of Edward Reddinger's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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