Ernest James Wood (1876 - 1950)

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Ernest James Wood
1876 - 1950
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1876
Ballarat, Australia
Death
1950
South Melbourne, Australia
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South Melbourne, Australia
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Ernest James Wood was born in 1876 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to Nancy Beaumont Wood, with sibling John. He died in 1950 in South Melbourne, Australia at age 74.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Ernest James Wood passed away in 1950 in South Melbourne, Australia at 74 years old. He was born in 1876 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to Nancy Beaumont Wood, with sibling John.

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In 1876, in the year that Ernest James Wood was born, on August 1st, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Its nickname is the "Centennial State" because it was admitted just 28 days after the United States' centennial.

In 1886, he was merely 10 years old when on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1905, he was 29 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1928, he was 52 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1950, in the year of Ernest James Wood's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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