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Walter De Havilland (1872 - 1968)

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Walter De Havilland
1872 - 1968
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1872
England United Kingdom
Death
1968
North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver County, BC Canada
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Walter De Havilland was born in 1872 in England. According to his family tree, Walter was father to 2 children. Walter's partner was Lillian Fontaine, and they had children Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland. He died in 1968 in North Vancouver, BC Canada at 96 years old.
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Walter De Havilland, father to 2 children, passed away in 1968 in North Vancouver, BC Canada at 96 years old. He was born in 1872 in England. According to his family tree, Walter's partner was Lillian Fontaine, and they had children Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland.
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1872 - 1968 World Events

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In 1872, in the year that Walter De Havilland was born, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1892, at the age of 20 years old, Walter was alive when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1929, at the age of 57 years old, Walter was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1954, when he was 82 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1968, in the year of Walter De Havilland's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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