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Joseph Henry Watson (died 1918)

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Joseph Henry Watson
1918
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March 23, 1918
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Joseph Henry Watson died on March 23, 1918.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 242208 Rank: Private Regiment: Border Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 7th (west. And Cumb. Yeomanry) Bn
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Joseph Henry Watson passed away on March 23, 1918. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 6., France. We have no information about Joseph's immediate family.
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Add Joseph's birthday or the date he died to see a list of historic events that occurred during Joseph's lifetime.

In 1812, on February 27th, the English poet Lord Byron gave his first address as a member of the British House of Lords. He spoke in defense of the Luddite violence against industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire. Luddites were primarily textile workers and weavers who thought that machinery was being used as a way to keep workers from achieving fair practices and wages.

In 1860, on December 20th, South Carolina seceded from the United States - the first state to do so. At the time, there were about 4 million people enslaved in the American South.

In 1896, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1901, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1918, in the year of Joseph Henry Watson's passing, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

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