Frederick Willia Weber (1870 - 1960)

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Frederick Willia Weber
1870 - 1960
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1870
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1960
Staw, Australia
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Staw, Australia
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Frederick Willia Weber was born in 1870. He was born to Abraham Weber and Sarah Helen Swan Weber. He died in 1960 in Staw, Australia at 90 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frederick Willia Weber died in 1960 in Staw, Australia at age 90. He was born in 1870. He was born to Abraham Weber and Sarah Helen Swan Weber.

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In 1870, in the year that Frederick Willia Weber was born, on January 26th, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. On February 23rd, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. On March 30th, Texas was readmitted to the Union. And on July 15th, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

In 1926, at the age of 56 years old, Frederick was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, at the age of 66 years old, Frederick was alive 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 1948, he was 78 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1960, in the year of Frederick Willia Weber's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

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