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Joseph Watson (1891 - 1918)

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Joseph Watson
1891 - 1918
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c. 1891
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May 8, 1918
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1891. He died on May 8, 1918 at 27 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 41924 Rank: Private Regiment: Essex Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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Joseph Watson died on May 8, 1918 at age 27. He was buried in St. Amand British Cemetery Ii. C. 5., France. He was born c. 1891. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family.
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In 1891, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1900, by the time he was just 9 years old, the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1907, Joseph was 16 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1918, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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