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Edwin K Hawke (1920 - 1990)

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Edwin K Hawke
1920 - 1990
Born
October 17, 1920
Death
November 25, 1990
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Edwin K Hawke was born on October 17, 1920, and died at age 70 years old on November 25, 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edwin K Hawke.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 4868369

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Edwin Hawke passed away at age 70 years old on November 25, 1990. Edwin K Hawke was born on October 17, 1920. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edwin K Hawke.

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Edwin K Hawke lived 2 years longer than the average Hawke family member when he died at the age of 70.
The average age of a Hawke family member is 68.
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In 1920, in the year that Edwin K Hawke was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1944, he was 24 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1971, he was 51 years old when 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 1982, when he was 62 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1990, in the year of Edwin K Hawke's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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