James Vernon Willig (1946 - 2010)

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James Vernon Willig
1946 - 2010
updated February 06, 2019
James Vernon Willig was born on July 13, 1946. He died on November 18, 2010 at 64 years of age. We know that James Vernon Willig had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64110.

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James Vernon Willig died on November 18, 2010 at age 64. He was born on July 13, 1946. There is no information about James's family. We know that James Vernon Willig had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri 64110.
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In 1946, in the year that James Vernon Willig was born, 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 1952, when he was only 6 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1963, he was 17 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1975, at the age of 29 years old, James 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 1987, by the time he was 41 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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