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Alexander Willia Booth (1901 - 1966)

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Alexander Willia Booth
1901 - 1966
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1901
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1966
Richmond, Australia
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Alexander Willia Booth was born in 1901. He is the child of James Booth and Elizabeth Ann Gunn Booth. He died in 1966 in Richmond, Australia at 65 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Alexander Willia Booth died in 1966 in Richmond, Australia at age 65. He was born in 1901. He is the child of James Booth and Elizabeth Ann Gunn Booth.
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1901 - 1966 World Events

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In 1901, in the year that Alexander Willia Booth was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1939, he was 38 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1946, at the age of 45 years old, Alexander was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1953, by the time he was 52 years old, 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 1966, in the year of Alexander Willia Booth's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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