Edward Wrightington (1919 - 1987)

Edward Wrightington
1919 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Edward Wrightington was born on August 18, 1919. He died in January 1987 at 67 years old. We know that Edward Wrightington had been residing in Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey 08260.

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Edward Wrightington died in January 1987 at 67 years old. He was born on August 18, 1919. There is no information about Edward's surviving family. We know that Edward Wrightington had been residing in Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey 08260.
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In 1919, in the year that Edward Wrightington was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1920, when he was only 1 year old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1933, at the age of just 14 years old, Edward was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1957, Edward was 38 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1987, in the year of Edward Wrightington's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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