Edwin Magnus (1904 - 1986)

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Edwin Magnus
1904 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin Magnus was born on October 7, 1904. He died in December 1986 at 82 years of age. We know that Edwin Magnus had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98146.


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Edwin Magnus passed away in December 1986 at 82 years of age. He was born on October 7, 1904. There is no information about Edwin's surviving family. We know that Edwin Magnus had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98146.
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In 1904, in the year that Edwin Magnus was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1938, when he was 34 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, Edwin was 38 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1955, Edwin was 51 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1986, in the year of Edwin Magnus's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Dec 14, 1891 - January 1969
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May 3, 1919 - September 1973
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Nov 23, 1908 - Oct 17, 1987
Kent, WA
Lindy L Magnus
Jan 29, 1927 - Dec 24, 1994
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Dec 27, 1925 - May 26, 2010
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Feb 22, 1905 - May 1981
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Aug 29, 1907 - Jan 20, 1990
Shawne G Magnus
Sep 21, 1969 - Jan 1, 2011
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Jun 11, 1921 - October 1976
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Jul 22, 1914 - March 1955
Mary Magnus
Feb 1, 1895 - January 1973
Seattle, Washington
Ida Magnus
Apr 29, 1898 - May 1985
Bothell, Washington
Victor Magnus
Aug 6, 1897 - Mar 28, 1988
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P Magnus
Apr 7, 1929 - August 1992
Beaverton, OR
James J Magnus
Mar 29, 1930 - May 17, 2007
Bothell, WA
Russ Magnus
Apr 6, 1904 - Feb 9, 1991
Beulah A Magnus
May 23, 1908 - July 1994
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Max Theodore Magnus
Dec 15, 1901 - Sep 8, 1984
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Charles Magnus
Jun 21, 1898 - March 1977
Oakland, California
Gordon Magnus
Aug 8, 1911 - August 1976
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