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Percy Williams (1887 - 1980)

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Percy Williams
1887 - 1980
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July 2, 1887
Death
December 1980
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Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas 72315
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Percy Williams was born on July 2, 1887. He died in December 1980 at age 93. We know that Percy Williams had been residing in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas 72315.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Percy Williams passed away in December 1980 at 93 years old. He was born on July 2, 1887. There is no information about Percy's family. We know that Percy Williams had been residing in Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas 72315.
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In 1887, in the year that Percy Williams was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1903, he was 16 years old when the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1953, Percy was 66 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1967, by the time he was 80 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1980, in the year of Percy Williams's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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