Edwin Leslie Rhodes (1902 - 1975)

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Edwin Leslie Rhodes
1902 - 1975
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg Australia
Edwin Leslie Rhodes of Heidelberg Australia was born in 1902 to Joseph Rhodes and Harriet Lane Rhodes. He had a brother Joseph Alfred Rhodes. Edwin Rhodes died at age 73 years old in 1975 in Heidelberg.
Updated: September 4, 2013
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Edwin Rhodes passed away at age 73 years old in 1975 in Heidelberg. Edwin Leslie Rhodes of Heidelberg Australia was born in 1902 to Joseph Rhodes and Harriet Lane Rhodes. Edwin Rhodes had a brother Joseph Alfred Rhodes.

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In 1902, in the year that Edwin Leslie Rhodes was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1940, when he was 38 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1957, at the age of 55 years old, Edwin was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1969, he was 67 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1975, in the year of Edwin Leslie Rhodes's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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