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Stephen William Hawking (1942 - 2018)

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Stephen William Hawking
1942 - 2018
Born
January 8, 1942
Oxford, England United Kingdom
Death
March 14, 2018
Cambridge, England United Kingdom
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Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England United Kingdom. He is the child of Isobel (Walker) Hawking and Frank Hawking, with siblings Edward, Mary, and Philippa. According to his family tree, Stephen was father to 3 children. He married Jane Beryl Wilde Hawking on July 14, 1965 and they later divorced in 1995. They had children Timothy Hawking, Robert Hawking, and Lucy Hawking. He died on March 14, 2018 in Cambridge, England United Kingdom at 76 years of age.
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Stephen William Hawking, father to 3 children, died on March 14, 2018 in Cambridge, England United Kingdom at 76 years of age. He was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England United Kingdom. He is the child of Isobel (Walker) Hawking and Frank Hawking, with siblings Edward, Mary, and Philippa. According to his family tree, he married Jane Beryl Wilde Hawking on July 14, 1965 and they later divorced in 1995. They had children Timothy Hawking, Robert Hawking, and Lucy Hawking.
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In 1942, in the year that Stephen William Hawking was born, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1962, at the age of 20 years old, Stephen was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1979, Stephen was 37 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1986, at the age of 44 years old, Stephen was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1996, Stephen was 54 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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