Wilfred Henry Addison (1890 - 1960)

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Wilfred Henry Addison
1890 - 1960
Born
1890
Castlemaine, Australia
Death
1960
Rese, Australia
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Castlemaine, Australia
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Wilfred Henry Addison was born in 1890 in Castlemaine, Australia. He was born to Walter Weston Addison and Selina Berriman Addison. He died in 1960 in Rese, Australia at 70 years old.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Wilfred Henry Addison died in 1960 in Rese, Australia at 70 years of age. He was born in 1890 in Castlemaine, Australia. He was born to Walter Weston Addison and Selina Berriman Addison.

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In 1890, in the year that Wilfred Henry Addison was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1919, by the time he was 29 years old, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1933, Wilfred was 43 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1941, by the time he was 51 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1960, in the year of Wilfred Henry Addison's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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