Andrew Willison (1888 - 1966)

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Petaluma, Sonoma County, California

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1888 - In the year that Andrew Willison was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1910 - Andrew was 22 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

1918 - He was 30 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1958 - When he was 70 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1966 - In the year of Andrew Willison's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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Andrew Willison died in May 1966 at 78 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on March 22, 1888. There is no information about Andrew's family or relationships. We know that Andrew Willison had been residing in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.

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