Ernest Frederick Wood (1887 - 1960)

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Ernest Frederick Wood
1887 - 1960
Born
1887
Melbourne, Australia
Death
1960
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ernest Frederick Wood was born in 1887 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to Elizabeth Broadfield Wood, with sibling Ernest. He died in 1960 in Melbourne, Australia at 73 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Ernest Frederick Wood passed away in 1960 in Melbourne, Australia at 73 years of age. He was born in 1887 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to Elizabeth Broadfield Wood, with sibling Ernest.

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In 1887, in the year that Ernest Frederick Wood was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1911, when he was 24 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1927, Ernest was 40 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1958, he was 71 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1960, in the year of Ernest Frederick Wood's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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