Rufus Wilkinson (1908 - 1977)

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Rufus Wilkinson
1908 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Rufus Wilkinson was born on May 11, 1908. He died in January 1977 at 68 years of age. We know that Rufus Wilkinson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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Rufus Wilkinson died in January 1977 at 68 years of age. He was born on May 11, 1908. There is no information about Rufus's immediate family. We know that Rufus Wilkinson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
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1908 - 1977 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Rufus Wilkinson was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1914, by the time he was only 6 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1920, he was merely 12 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1937, Rufus was 29 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 1977, in the year of Rufus Wilkinson's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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