Ernest George Wood (1897 - 1976)

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Ernest George Wood
1897 - 1976
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1897
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1976
Daylesford, Australia
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Daylesford, Australia
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Ernest George Wood was born in 1897. He was born to Albert Eward Wood and Sarah Kate Al Longly Wood. He died in 1976 in Daylesford, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ernest George Wood died in 1976 in Daylesford, Australia at 79 years of age. He was born in 1897. He was born to Albert Eward Wood and Sarah Kate Al Longly Wood.

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In 1897, in the year that Ernest George Wood was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1902, when he was just 5 years old, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1936, by the time he was 39 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1953, by the time he was 56 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1976, in the year of Ernest George Wood's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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