Johnnie Williams (1925 - 1994)

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Johnnie Williams
1925 - 1994
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October 5, 1925
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July 23, 1994
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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142
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Johnnie Williams was born on October 5, 1925. He died on July 23, 1994 at 68 years old. We know that Johnnie Williams had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Johnnie Williams died on July 23, 1994 at 68 years of age. He was born on October 5, 1925. We have no information about Johnnie's surviving family. We know that Johnnie Williams had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33142.

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In 1925, in the year that Johnnie Williams was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1939, by the time he was just 14 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1949, when he was 24 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1988, when he was 63 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1994, in the year of Johnnie Williams's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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