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George Greenwood (1914 - 1942)

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George Greenwood
1914 - 1942
Born
c. 1914
Death
February 22, 1942
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George Greenwood was born c. 1914, and died at age 27 years old on February 22, 1942. George Greenwood was buried at Rangoon Memorial Face 13. in Myanmar. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Greenwood.
Updated: September 30, 2013
Biography ID: 164120478

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Service number: 4621899 Rank: Corporal Regiment: Duke Of Wellington's (west Riding Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
February 22, 1942
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George Greenwood passed away at age 27 years old on February 22, 1942, and was buried at Rangoon Memorial Face 13. in Myanmar. George Greenwood was born c. 1914. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Greenwood.

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George Greenwood lived 41 years shorter than the average Greenwood family member when he died at the age of 28.
The average age of a Greenwood family member is 69.
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1914 - 1942 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that George Greenwood was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1927, he was only 13 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1928, when he was only 14 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1934, when he was 20 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1942, in the year of George Greenwood's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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