Glenwyn Charles Addison Williimson (1898 - 1960)

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Glenwyn Charles Addison Williimson
1898 - 1960
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1898
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1960
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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Glenwyn Charles Addison Williimson was born in 1898. Glenwyn was born to Williamson Cha Addison Williimson and Jessie Browne Addison Williimson. Glenwyn died in 1960 in Kew, Australia at 62 years of age.
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Glenwyn Charles Addison Williimson passed away in 1960 in Kew, Australia at 62 years of age. Glenwyn was born in 1898. Glenwyn was born to Williamson Cha Addison Williimson and Jessie Browne Addison Williimson.

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In 1898, in the year that Glenwyn Charles Addison Williimson was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1902, Glenwyn was merely 4 years old when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1922, Glenwyn was 24 years old when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1934, by the time this person was 36 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1960, in the year of Glenwyn Charles Addison Williimson's passing, 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.

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