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Edwin H Strickland (1935 - 1994)

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Edwin H Strickland
1935 - 1994
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April 25, 1935
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February 4, 1994
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Greenhurst, Chautauqua County, New York 14742
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Edwin H Strickland was born on April 25, 1935. He died on February 4, 1994 at age 58. We know that Edwin H Strickland had been residing in Greenhurst, Chautauqua County, New York 14742.
Updated: October 5, 2011
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Edwin H Strickland passed away on February 4, 1994 at age 58. He was born on April 25, 1935. There is no information about Edwin's family or relationships. We know that Edwin H Strickland had been residing in Greenhurst, Chautauqua County, New York 14742.
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In 1935, in the year that Edwin H Strickland was born, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1952, Edwin was 17 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1975, he was 40 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1981, when he was 46 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1994, in the year of Edwin H Strickland's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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