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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 is the child of 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 is the child of 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 1947, by the time he was 50 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, at the age of 53 years old, Ernest was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1968, at the age of 71 years old, Ernest was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1976, in the year of Ernest George Wood's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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