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Zed Wilson (1897 - 1980)

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Zed Wilson
1897 - 1980
Born
November 15, 1897
Death
June 1980
Last Known Residence
Erin, Houston County, Tennessee 37061
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Zed Wilson of Erin, Houston County, Tennessee was born on November 15, 1897, and died at age 82 years old in June 1980.
Updated: October 8, 2011
Biography ID: 38234922

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Zed Wilson passed away at age 82 years old in June 1980. Zed Wilson of Erin, Houston County, Tennessee was born on November 15, 1897.

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Zed Wilson lived 12 years longer than the average Wilson family member when he died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Wilson family member is 70.
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1897 - 1980 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Zed Wilson was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1922, by the time he was 25 years old, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1939, Zed was 42 years old when 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, he was 64 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1980, in the year of Zed Wilson's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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