Melvin Wagner (1920 - 1981)

Melvin Wagner
1920 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin Wagner was born on July 21, 1920. He died in June 1981 at 60 years of age. We know that Melvin Wagner had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201.
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Melvin Wagner died in June 1981 at 60 years old. He was born on July 21, 1920. We have no information about Melvin's immediate family. We know that Melvin Wagner had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15201.
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In 1920, in the year that Melvin Wagner was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1932, by the time he was only 12 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1958, at the age of 38 years old, Melvin was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1960, at the age of 40 years old, Melvin was alive when 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.

In 1981, in the year of Melvin Wagner's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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