Maxwell Edgar Browne (1923 - 1959)

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Maxwell Edgar Browne
1923 - 1959
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1923
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1959
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Maxwell Edgar Browne was born in 1923. He is the child of Percy Clive Browne and Vera May Reed Browne. He died in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at 36 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Maxwell Edgar Browne died in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 36. He was born in 1923. He is the child of Percy Clive Browne and Vera May Reed Browne.

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In 1923, in the year that Maxwell Edgar Browne was born, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1938, when he was merely 15 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1940, at the age of 17 years old, Maxwell was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1944, Maxwell was 21 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1959, in the year of Maxwell Edgar Browne's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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