Edwin Thomas Robinson (1914 - 1942)

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Edwin Thomas Robinson
1914 - 1942
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c. 1914
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February 13, 1942
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Edwin Thomas Robinson was born c. 1914. He died on February 13, 1942 at 28 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: Singapore Rank: Gunner Regiment: Royal Artillery Unit/ship/squadron: 3 Bty.
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Edwin Thomas Robinson passed away on February 13, 1942 at age 28. He was buried in '826502' Singapore Memorial, 6 H.a.a. Regt.". He was born c. 1914. We are unaware of information about Edwin's family.

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In 1914, in the year that Edwin Thomas Robinson was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1925, when he was merely 11 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1927, Edwin was only 13 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1933, he was 19 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1942, in the year of Edwin Thomas Robinson's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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