Keith Leonard Watson (1916 - 1940)

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Keith Leonard Watson
1916 - 1940
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c. 1916
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December 23, 1940
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Keith Leonard Watson was born c. 1916. He died on December 23, 1940 at 24 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 754082 Rank: Sergeant Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 58 Sqdn.

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Keith Leonard Watson passed away on December 23, 1940 at 24 years of age. He was buried in Runnymede Memorial Panel 20., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1916. There is no information about Keith's immediate family.

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In 1916, in the year that Keith Leonard Watson was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1922, when he was merely 6 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1923, Keith was just 7 years old when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1932, at the age of 16 years old, Keith was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1940, in the year of Keith Leonard Watson's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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