Edwin Bell Wood (1866 - 1955)

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Edwin Bell Wood
1866 - 1955
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1866
Bairnsdale, Australia
Death
1955
Hawthorn, Australia
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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Edwin Bell Wood was born in 1866 in Bairnsdale, Australia. He was born to Christopher Wood and Hanna Wilson Wood. He died in 1955 in Hawthorn, Australia at age 89.
Updated: July 25, 2019
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Edwin Bell Wood died in 1955 in Hawthorn, Australia at 89 years old. He was born in 1866 in Bairnsdale, Australia. He was born to Christopher Wood and Hanna Wilson Wood.

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In 1866, in the year that Edwin Bell Wood was born, on February 13th, the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang - a daylight bank robbery - occurred in Liberty, Missouri. Jesse's presence has been disputed but most historians agree that he was there.

In 1893, he was 27 years old when on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1933, he was 67 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1946, when he was 80 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1955, in the year of Edwin Bell Wood's passing, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

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