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Edwin Robinson (1878 - 1918)

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Edwin Robinson
1878 - 1918
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c. 1878
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April 10, 1918
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Edwin Robinson was born c. 1878. He died on April 10, 1918 at 40 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 204104 Rank: Private Regiment: South Lancashire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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Edwin Robinson died on April 10, 1918 at 40 years of age. He was buried in Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 6 And 7., Belgium. He was born c. 1878. We have no information about Edwin's family.
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In 1878, in the year that Edwin Robinson was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1881, by the time he was merely 3 years old, on March 4th, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. On July 2nd, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, in Washington, D.C. The wound became infected and Garfield died on September 19. Vice President Chester A. Arthur immediately became the 21st President.

In 1899, when he was 21 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1902, when he was 24 years old, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1918, in the year of Edwin Robinson's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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