Burnell Williams (1921 - 2005)

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Burnell Williams
1921 - 2005
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June 2, 1921
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September 16, 2005
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216
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Burnell Williams was born on June 2, 1921. Burnell died on September 16, 2005 at 84 years of age. We know that Burnell Williams had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Burnell Williams died on September 16, 2005 at 84 years of age. Burnell was born on June 2, 1921. There is no information about Burnell's family. We know that Burnell Williams had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216.

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In 1921, in the year that Burnell Williams was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1960, at the age of 39 years old, Burnell was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1974, at the age of 53 years old, Burnell was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1981, this person was 60 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1996, when this person was 75 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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