Edwin Braun (1906 - 1967)

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Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida

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1906 - In the year that Edwin Braun was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

1939 - When he was 33 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1945 - Edwin was 39 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1958 - Edwin was 52 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1967 - In the year of Edwin Braun's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Edwin Braun passed away in March 1967 at 60 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Edwin. He was born on November 15, 1906. There is no information about Edwin's immediate family. We know that Edwin Braun had been residing in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida.

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