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Milton Willis (1886 - 1975)

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Milton Willis
1886 - 1975
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September 6, 1886
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April 1975
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Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 02631
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Milton Willis was born on September 6, 1886. He died in April 1975 at 88 years old. We know that Milton Willis had been residing in Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 02631.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Milton Willis died in April 1975 at age 88. He was born on September 6, 1886. There is no information about Milton's family or relationships. We know that Milton Willis had been residing in Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 02631.
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In 1886, in the year that Milton Willis was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1893, he was merely 7 years old when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1929, Milton was 43 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1936, Milton was 50 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1975, in the year of Milton Willis's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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