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Bill Bowman (1928 - 1975)

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Bill Bowman
1928 - 1975
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January 21, 1928
Death
December 1975
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Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28748
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Bill Bowman was born on January 21, 1928. He died in December 1975 at age 47. We know that Bill Bowman had been residing in Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28748.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Bill Bowman died in December 1975 at 47 years old. He was born on January 21, 1928. We are unaware of information about Bill's family or relationships. We know that Bill Bowman had been residing in Leicester, Buncombe County, North Carolina 28748.
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1928 - 1975 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Bill Bowman was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1936, Bill was merely 8 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1945, at the age of 17 years old, Bill was alive when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1962, at the age of 34 years old, Bill was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1975, in the year of Bill Bowman's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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