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Etta L Wilson (1938 - 2003)

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Etta L Wilson
1938 - 2003
Born
January 21, 1938
Death
September 5, 2003
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New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York 10801
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Etta L Wilson was born on January 21, 1938. She died on September 5, 2003 at 65 years of age. We know that Etta L Wilson had been residing in New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York 10801.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Etta L Wilson died on September 5, 2003 at 65 years of age. She was born on January 21, 1938. We have no information about Etta's immediate family. We know that Etta L Wilson had been residing in New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York 10801.
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In 1938, in the year that Etta L Wilson was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1955, when she was 17 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1960, at the age of 22 years old, Etta was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1971, by the time she was 33 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1995, by the time she was 57 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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