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John Rotherwood Williams

(1891 - 1959)

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John Rotherwood Williams
1891 - 1959
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1891
Death
1959
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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John Rotherwood Williams was born in 1891. He was born to Charles Henr Williams and Beatrice Ma Morrison Williams. He died in 1959 in Fitzroy, Australia at 68 years of age.
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John Rotherwood Williams passed away in 1959 in Fitzroy, Australia at 68 years of age. He was born in 1891. He was born to Charles Henr Williams and Beatrice Ma Morrison Williams.

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In 1891, in the year that John Rotherwood Williams was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1915, John was 24 years old when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1939, at the age of 48 years old, John was alive when 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.

In 1942, when he was 51 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1959, in the year of John Rotherwood 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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