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George J Williamson (1936 - 1996)

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George J Williamson
1936 - 1996
Born
September 2, 1936
Death
May 10, 1996
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Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas 71635
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George J Williamson was born on September 2, 1936. He died on May 10, 1996 at age 59. We know that George J Williamson had been residing in Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas 71635.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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George J Williamson passed away on May 10, 1996 at age 59. He was born on September 2, 1936. There is no information about George's immediate family. We know that George J Williamson had been residing in Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas 71635.
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In 1936, in the year that George J Williamson was born, 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 1946, George was just 10 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1954, at the age of 18 years old, George was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1975, at the age of 39 years old, George was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1996, in the year of George J Williamson's passing, 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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