Edwin Jordan (1847 - 1926)

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Arm, Australia

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Arm, Australia

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Father: Jordan Abraham Jordan
Mother: Elizabeth Martin Jordan

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1847 - In the year that Edwin Jordan was born, on July 1st, the first official postage stamps were issued in the US (not in the world - that was the UK). They were a nickel and a dime and showed Ben Franklin and George Washington.

1853 - At the age of just 6 years old, Edwin was alive when in October, the Crimean War began. Allies the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia fought the Russian Empire in a war that began as a religious conflict but ended up being an effort to curb the expansion of the Russian Empire. The war ended in 1856.

1888 - By the time he was 41 years old, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1897 - He was 50 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1926 - In the year of Edwin Jordan's passing, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

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Edwin Jordan died in 1926 in Arm, Australia at age 79. There is no known cause of death for Edwin. He was born in 1847. He was born to Jordan Abraham Jordan and Elizabeth Martin Jordan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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