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Merzie Wilson (1923 - 2000)

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Merzie Wilson
1923 - 2000
Born
May 29, 1923
Death
September 29, 2000
Last Known Residence
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19104
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Merzie Wilson of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was born on May 29, 1923, and died at age 77 years old on September 29, 2000.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 28058511

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Merzie Wilson passed away at age 77 years old on September 29, 2000. Merzie Wilson of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was born on May 29, 1923.

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Merzie Wilson lived 7 years longer than the average Wilson family member when they died at the age of 77.
The average age of a Wilson family member is 70.
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In 1923, in the year that Merzie Wilson was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1939, when this person was 16 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1961, by the time this person was 38 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1977, Merzie was 54 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1992, this person was 69 years old when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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