George William Davidson (1923 - 1941)

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George William Davidson
1923 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
George William Davidson was born around 1923. He died on January 11, 1941 at age 18.

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George William Davidson

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Chatham Naval Memorial 41, in United Kingdom

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Rank: Midshipman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Southampton

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George William Davidson passed away on January 11, 1941 at 18 years old. He was buried in Chatham Naval Memorial 41, United Kingdom. He was born around 1923. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships.
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1923 - 1941 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that George William Davidson was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1930, George was only 7 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1938, when he was only 15 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1941, in the year of George William Davidson's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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Other Davidsons

George Wilson Davidson
around 1897 - Dec 27, 1917
Gerald Hazley Davidson
around 1896 - Mar 9, 1947
Gerald Louis Davidson
around 1886 - Jul 11, 1916
Gideon Davidson
Died: Jun 26, 1943
Gilbert Davidson
Died: Aug 28, 1915
Gladys May Davidson
around 1914 - Jun 20, 1942
Gordon Davidson
around 1925 - Oct 25, 1944
Gordon B. Davidson
around 1916 - Dec 31, 1943
Gordon Findlay Davidson
Died: Dec 3, 1945
Gordon John Davidson
around 1924 - Jul 7, 1945
Gordon Meldrum Davidson
Died: Aug 15, 1917
Gordon Parsons Davidson
around 1893 - May 3, 1917
Gordon Walter Davidson
around 1921 - Feb 10, 1943
Guy Kerwin Davidson
around 1922 - May 19, 1944
H Davidson
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1917
H Davidson
around 1895 - Apr 24, 1917
H Davidson
Died: Apr 29, 1917
H Davidson
around 1898 - Nov 10, 1916
H Davidson
around 1895 - Dec 4, 1918
H J Davidson
Died: Jun 22, 1915

Other Bios

George Wilson Davidson
around 1897 - Dec 27, 1917
Gerald Hazley Davidson
around 1896 - Mar 9, 1947
Gerald Louis Davidson
around 1886 - Jul 11, 1916
Gideon Davidson
Died: Jun 26, 1943
Gilbert Davidson
Died: Aug 28, 1915
Gladys May Davidson
around 1914 - Jun 20, 1942
Gordon Davidson
around 1925 - Oct 25, 1944
Gordon B. Davidson
around 1916 - Dec 31, 1943
Gordon Findlay Davidson
Died: Dec 3, 1945
Gordon John Davidson
around 1924 - Jul 7, 1945
Gordon Meldrum Davidson
Died: Aug 15, 1917
Gordon Parsons Davidson
around 1893 - May 3, 1917
Gordon Walter Davidson
around 1921 - Feb 10, 1943
Guy Kerwin Davidson
around 1922 - May 19, 1944
H Davidson
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1917
H Davidson
around 1895 - Apr 24, 1917
H Davidson
Died: Apr 29, 1917
H Davidson
around 1898 - Nov 10, 1916
H Davidson
around 1895 - Dec 4, 1918
H J Davidson
Died: Jun 22, 1915
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