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Edwin H Michaels (1911 - 1998)

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Edwin H Michaels
1911 - 1998
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June 14, 1911
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July 18, 1998
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Palatka, Putnam County, Florida 32177
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Edwin H Michaels was born on June 14, 1911. He died on July 18, 1998 at 87 years old. We know that Edwin H Michaels had been residing in Palatka, Putnam County, Florida 32177.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Edwin H Michaels passed away on July 18, 1998 at age 87. He was born on June 14, 1911. We have no information about Edwin's immediate family. We know that Edwin H Michaels had been residing in Palatka, Putnam County, Florida 32177.
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In 1911, in the year that Edwin H Michaels was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1940, at the age of 29 years old, Edwin was alive when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1971, by the time he was 60 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1988, Edwin was 77 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1998, in the year of Edwin H Michaels's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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