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Walter Edwards (1917 - 1978)

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Walter Edwards
1917 - 1978
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September 26, 1917
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June 1978
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Troy, Pike County, Alabama 36081
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Walter Edwards was born on September 26, 1917. He died in June 1978 at 60 years old. We know that Walter Edwards had been residing in Troy, Pike County, Alabama 36081.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Walter Edwards passed away in June 1978 at age 60. He was born on September 26, 1917. There is no information about Walter's family or relationships. We know that Walter Edwards had been residing in Troy, Pike County, Alabama 36081.
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In 1917, in the year that Walter Edwards was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1926, Walter was just 9 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1945, Walter was 28 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1953, at the age of 36 years old, Walter was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1978, in the year of Walter Edwards's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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