Louis Wright

(1885 - 1960)

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Louis Wright
1885 - 1960
Born
June 1, 1885
Death
February 1960
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Louis Wright was born on June 1, 1885. He died in February 1960 at 74 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Louis Wright died in February 1960 at age 74. He was born on June 1, 1885. We are unaware of information about Louis's family.

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In 1885, in the year that Louis Wright was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1902, when he was 17 years old, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1937, Louis was 52 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1941, when he was 56 years old, 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 1960, in the year of Louis Wright's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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Mar 9, 1907 - May 21, 2001 1907 - 2001
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May 16, 1915 - Jul 29, 2000 1915 - 2000
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Oct 18, 1909 - Sep 26, 2002 1909 - 2002
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Nov 10, 1908 - Nov 1969 1908 - 1969
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Jun 13, 1887 - Sep 1981 1887 - 1981
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Apr 27, 1900 - May 1984 1900 - 1984
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Oct 25, 1913 - Jan 8, 2010 1913 - 2010
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Jun 23, 1957 - Oct 12, 2009 1957 - 2009
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Apr 1, 1919 - Aug 15, 1995 1919 - 1995
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