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Billie J Hartwell (1924 - 2008)

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Billie J Hartwell
1924 - 2008
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January 7, 1924
Death
October 5, 2008
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Marion, Williamson County, Illinois 62959
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Billie J Hartwell was born on January 7, 1924. He died on October 5, 2008 at 84 years old. We know that Billie J Hartwell had been residing in Marion, Williamson County, Illinois 62959.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Billie J Hartwell died on October 5, 2008 at 84 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1924. There is no information about Billie's surviving family. We know that Billie J Hartwell had been residing in Marion, Williamson County, Illinois 62959.
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In 1924, in the year that Billie J Hartwell was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1968, he was 44 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1971, by the time he was 47 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1989, at the age of 65 years old, Billie was alive when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1999, he was 75 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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