John S Wilson (1920 - 2004)

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John S Wilson
1920 - 2004
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November 22, 1920
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November 28, 2004
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East Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15112
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John S Wilson was born on November 22, 1920. He died on November 28, 2004 at 84 years of age. We know that John S Wilson had been residing in East Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15112.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John S Wilson died on November 28, 2004 at 84 years of age. He was born on November 22, 1920. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John S Wilson had been residing in East Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15112.

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In 1920, in the year that John S Wilson was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1934, he was just 14 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1946, by the time he was 26 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1975, when he was 55 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1982, when he was 62 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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