W J Palmer (1943 - 1988)

W J Palmer
1943 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
W J Palmer was born on March 28, 1943. W died in November 1988 at age 45.
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W J Palmer passed away in November 1988 at 45 years of age. W was born on March 28, 1943. We have no information about W's immediate family.
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In 1943, in the year that W J Palmer was born, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1951, when this person was only 8 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1964, when this person was 21 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1979, at the age of 36 years old, W was alive 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 1988, in the year of W J Palmer's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Other W Palmers

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c. 1889 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1889 - Sep 22, 1917
Unknown - Apr 1, 1917
c. 1890 - Nov 24, 1918
c. 1886 - Apr 25, 1917
c. 1896 - Nov 8, 1918
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
Unknown - Aug 21, 1916
c. 1889 - Nov 30, 1917
Unknown - Mar 31, 1917
c. 1897 - Oct 28, 1918
c. 1889 - Jul 26, 1918
c. 1897 - May 9, 1916
Unknown - Apr 12, 1917
c. 1891 - Sep 22, 1917
c. 1901 - Feb 28, 1919

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Jul 23, 1922 - Jan 24, 2003
Aug 3, 1905 - January 1981
Apr 17, 1919 - Feb 8, 2004
Aug 29, 1946 - January 1999
Aug 24, 1924 - Apr 29, 1990
Apr 16, 1914 - June 1978
Nov 22, 1946 - Feb 6, 2011
May 8, 1950 - September 1984
Sep 23, 1917 - Sep 16, 2005
Mar 9, 1945 - Apr 1, 2000
Aug 10, 1910 - Jan 24, 1995
Jun 26, 1946 - Mar 5, 2011
Jan 18, 1948 - Sep 30, 2009
Aug 10, 1915 - July 1987
Jan 28, 1903 - December 1979
Mar 1, 1882 - February 1971
Aug 4, 1903 - Apr 5, 1993
Apr 12, 1907 - Sep 7, 1996
Aug 19, 1903 - February 1971

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Mar 26, 1943 - Jun 29, 2007
Jun 2, 1939 - Dec 30, 1993
Dec 18, 1945 - Sep 17, 2003
Aug 6, 1943 - Apr 26, 2003
Feb 17, 1942 - Mar 9, 2001
Mar 6, 1946 - Dec 30, 2004
Aug 10, 1942 - Apr 8, 2007
Aug 8, 1943 - Dec 8, 1993
Dec 11, 1945 - May 1973
Aug 21, 1945 - Apr 6, 2007
Mar 3, 1944 - Feb 8, 1996
Mar 15, 1944 - Dec 16, 2010
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