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Roy Watson Mcpherson (1902 - 1971)

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Roy Watson Mcpherson
1902 - 1971
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1902
Footscray, Australia
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1971
Footscray, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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Roy Watson Mcpherson was born in 1902 in Footscray, Australia. He is the child of David Alexan Mcpherson and Robina Starrett Mcpherson. He died in 1971 in Footscray, Australia at age 69.
Updated: August 7, 2019
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Roy Watson Mcpherson passed away in 1971 in Footscray, Australia at age 69. He was born in 1902 in Footscray, Australia. He is the child of David Alexan Mcpherson and Robina Starrett Mcpherson.
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In 1902, in the year that Roy Watson Mcpherson was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1917, Roy was only 15 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1946, he was 44 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1969, Roy was 67 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1971, in the year of Roy Watson Mcpherson's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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