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Merril C Wilson (1924 - 1992)

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Merril C Wilson
1924 - 1992
Born
June 10, 1924
Death
February 1992
Last Known Residence
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85021
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Merril C Wilson of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona was born on June 10, 1924, and died at age 67 years old in February 1992.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 18437915

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Merril Wilson passed away at age 67 years old in February 1992. Merril C Wilson of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona was born on June 10, 1924.

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The average age of a Wilson family member is 70.
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1924 - 1992 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Merril C Wilson was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1946, at the age of 22 years old, Merril was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1953, at the age of 29 years old, Merril was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1965, by the time this person was 41 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1992, in the year of Merril C Wilson's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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