Fredrick Wild (1907 - 2003)

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Fredrick Wild
1907 - 2003
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February 16, 1907
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October 24, 2003
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Fredrick Wild was born on February 16, 1907. He died on October 24, 2003 at 96 years old. We know that Fredrick Wild had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fredrick Wild died on October 24, 2003 at 96 years old. He was born on February 16, 1907. We have no information about Fredrick's immediate family. We know that Fredrick Wild had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1907, in the year that Fredrick Wild was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1924, he was 17 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1941, Fredrick was 34 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1959, he was 52 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1998, Fredrick was 91 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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