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Edwin J Post (1910 - 1996)

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Edwin J Post
1910 - 1996
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December 12, 1910
Death
February 1996
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Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48103
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Edwin J Post was born on December 12, 1910. He died in February 1996 at 85 years of age. We know that Edwin J Post had been residing in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48103.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Edwin J Post passed away in February 1996 at 85 years old. He was born on December 12, 1910. There is no information about Edwin's family or relationships. We know that Edwin J Post had been residing in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48103.
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1910 - 1996 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Edwin J Post was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1934, he was 24 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1941, Edwin was 31 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1960, Edwin was 50 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1996, in the year of Edwin J Post's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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