Edward Robert Robinson (1882 - 1941)

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Edward Robert Robinson
1882 - 1941
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c. 1882
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August 10, 1941
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Edward Robert Robinson was born c. 1882. He died on August 10, 1941 at 59 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rank: Volunteer Regiment: Home Guard Unit/ship/squadron: 10th Suffolk Bn.
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Edward Robert Robinson passed away on August 10, 1941 at 59 years of age. He was buried in Bury St. Edmunds Cemetery Compt. 52. Grave 109a., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1882. We have no information about Edward's immediate family.

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In 1882, in the year that Edward Robert Robinson was born, on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

In 1900, he was 18 years old when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1925, he was 43 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1931, when he was 49 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1941, in the year of Edward Robert Robinson's passing, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

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