Henry George Wills (1884 - 1946)

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East Melbourne, Australia

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East Melbourne, Australia

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Father: Wills George Edward Wills
Mother: Mary Ann David Wills

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1884 - In the year that Henry George Wills was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

1893 - At the age of only 9 years old, Henry was alive when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1909 - When he was 25 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

1939 - When he was 55 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1946 - In the year of Henry George Wills's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Henry George Wills died in 1946 in East Melbourne, Australia at 62 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Henry. He was born in 1884. He was born to Wills George Edward Wills and Mary Ann David Wills, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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