John Arnoldt Williams (1883 - 1959)

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John Arnoldt Williams
1883 - 1959
Char, Australia
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
John Arnoldt Williams was born in 1883 in Char, Australia. He was born to Sophia Marie (Arnoldt) Williams, with sibling William. He died in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at 76 years of age.
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John Williams was born in in Char, Australia
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John Arnoldt Williams passed away in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 76. He was born in 1883 in Char, Australia. He was born to Sophia Marie (Arnoldt) Williams, with sibling William.

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In 1883, in the year that John Arnoldt Williams was born, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1905, at the age of 22 years old, John was alive when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1922, by the time he was 39 years old, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1944, John was 61 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1959, in the year of John Arnoldt Williams's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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