Webster Wiley (1893 - 1987)

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Webster Wiley
1893 - 1987
February 26, 1893
September 1987
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Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17566
Webster Wiley was born on February 26, 1893. He died in September 1987 at 94 years of age. We know that Webster Wiley had been residing in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17566.
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Webster Wiley died in September 1987 at 94 years old. He was born on February 26, 1893. There is no information about Webster's surviving family. We know that Webster Wiley had been residing in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 17566.

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In 1893, in the year that Webster Wiley was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1928, when he was 35 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1953, by the time he was 60 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1963, he was 70 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1987, in the year of Webster Wiley's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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