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Edward Totte (1896 - 1972)

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Edward Totte
1896 - 1972
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February 28, 1896
Death
December 1972
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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48215
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Edward Totte was born on February 28, 1896. He died in December 1972 at age 76. We know that Edward Totte had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48215.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Edward Totte passed away in December 1972 at age 76. He was born on February 28, 1896. There is no information about Edward's surviving family. We know that Edward Totte had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48215.
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In 1896, in the year that Edward Totte was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1915, when he was 19 years old, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1947, he 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 1966, by the time he was 70 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1972, in the year of Edward Totte's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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