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Eugene Williams (1947 - 2002)

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Eugene Williams
1947 - 2002
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June 13, 1947
Death
March 24, 2002
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Neptune, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07753
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Eugene Williams was born on June 13, 1947. He died on March 24, 2002 at 54 years old. We know that Eugene Williams had been residing in Neptune, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07753.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Eugene Williams died on March 24, 2002 at age 54. He was born on June 13, 1947. There is no information about Eugene's family or relationships. We know that Eugene Williams had been residing in Neptune, Monmouth County, New Jersey 07753.
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In 1947, in the year that Eugene Williams was born, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1957, Eugene was only 10 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1962, when he was only 15 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1988, Eugene was 41 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1996, Eugene was 49 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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