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Gordon Kenneth Wood (1917 - 1941)

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Gordon Kenneth Wood
1917 - 1941
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c. 1917
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July 26, 1941
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Gordon Kenneth Wood was born c. 1917. He died on July 26, 1941 at age 24.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: 996849 Rank: Sergeant Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Gordon Kenneth Wood passed away on July 26, 1941 at 24 years old. He was buried in Brandesburton (st. Mary) Churchyard R.a.f. Sec. Grave 2., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1917. We have no information about Gordon's family or relationships.
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In 1917, in the year that Gordon Kenneth Wood was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1920, at the age of just 3 years old, Gordon was alive when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1921, when he was only 4 years old, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1931, at the age of just 14 years old, Gordon was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1941, in the year of Gordon Kenneth Wood's passing, 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.

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