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Joseph William Watson (died 1945)

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Joseph William Watson
1945
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April 5, 1945
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Joseph William Watson died on April 5, 1945.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: j/41735 Rank: Flying Officer Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit/ship/squadron: 424 Sqdn.
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Joseph William Watson died on April 5, 1945. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery 51. F. 6., United Kingdom. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships.
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In 1837, on January 26th, Michigan became the 26th state admitted to the United States. Previously part of the Northwest Territory, the area bordered four of the five Great Lakes. The Erie Canal opened up the area, bringing settlers and therefore statehood.

In 1840, on February 6th, Māori chiefs and the British parliament signed the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty created a British governor of New Zealand and gave the Maori people the rights of British citizens.

In 1892, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1945, in the year of Joseph William Watson's passing, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

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