Richard William King

(1897 - 1918)

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Richard William King
1897 - 1918
Born
c. 1897
Death
January 20, 1918
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Richard William King was born c. 1897. He died on January 20, 1918 at age 21.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard William King
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Chatham Naval Memorial 28. in United Kingdom
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Service number: ss/6356
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. raglan.
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Richard William King passed away on January 20, 1918 at age 21. He was buried in Chatham Naval Memorial 28., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1897. We have no information about Richard's immediate family.

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In 1897, in the year that Richard William King was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, when he was only 3 years old, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1901, he was merely 4 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1918, in the year of Richard William King's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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