Rufus Williams (1883 - 1964)

Rufus Williams
1883 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Rufus Williams was born on December 21, 1883. He died in May 1964 at 80 years of age. We know that Rufus Williams had been residing in California.
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Rufus Williams died in May 1964 at 80 years old. He was born on December 21, 1883. There is no information about Rufus's family. We know that Rufus Williams had been residing in California.
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In 1883, in the year that Rufus Williams was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1903, when he was 20 years old, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1919, by the time he was 36 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1924, at the age of 41 years old, Rufus was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1964, in the year of Rufus Williams's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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Nov 11, 1895 - March 1982
Sep 6, 1894 - November 1963
Feb 6, 1914 - Jul 22, 1999
Jul 10, 1894 - December 1972
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Sep 30, 1889 - July 1970
Jul 8, 1904 - April 1994
Nov 1, 1892 - May 1972
Dec 23, 1909 - February 1995
Nov 6, 1916 - Oct 23, 2006
Dec 15, 1907 - Apr 13, 1996
Mar 2, 1897 - May 1982
Apr 10, 1886 - May 1981
May 16, 1898 - Apr 4, 1998
Apr 8, 1913 - Oct 21, 1975
May 14, 1896 - June 1968
Apr 27, 1919 - March 1978
Oct 28, 1907 - January 1977
Mar 15, 1890 - June 1969
May 30, 1903 - March 1971

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Nov 14, 1895 - November 1971
Dec 29, 1910 - May 21, 1988
Jan 13, 1906 - Mar 10, 2006
Jan 16, 1899 - Sep 15, 1974
Feb 20, 1888 - May 1964
Apr 23, 1907 - May 1983
Jan 31, 1881 - September 1963
Mar 10, 1920 - Feb 24, 2007
Jul 26, 1906 - Mar 31, 1994
Jul 2, 1914 - Oct 9, 2001
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