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Joseph Watson (died 1917)

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Joseph Watson
1917
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July 31, 1917
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Joseph Watson died on July 31, 1917.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 41 And 43. in Belgium
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Service number: 240701 Rank: Serjeant Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/5th Bn.
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Joseph Watson died on July 31, 1917. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 41 And 43., Belgium. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family or relationships.
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In 1807, on February 19th, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr was arrested on charges of treason, accused of plotting to grab parts of Louisiana and Mexico in order to create an independent republic. On September 1st, he was acquitted of the charges. Although he was deemed to be guilty of plotting against the U.S., he was not found to be guilty of an "overt act" - which is the Constitutional requirement to be met. Burr's reputation, after the charges and the duel with Alexander Hamilton, was ruined, however.

In 1845, on March 4th, James K. Polk was inaugurated as the 11th President of the United States. Polk, from Tennessee, beat Henry Clay of Kentucky, 49.5% to 48.1%. Polk served one term.

In 1857, on December 16th, a 7.0 earthquake struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Southern Italy. It had a maximum Mercalli intensity of 11 (Extreme) and killed about 10,000 people..

In 1894, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1917, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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