Will Polk (1888 - 1973)

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Will Polk
1888 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Will Polk was born on December 16, 1888. He died in August 1973 at 84 years of age. We know that Will Polk had been residing in Buckner, Lafayette County, Arkansas 71827.


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Will Polk passed away in August 1973 at 84 years of age. He was born on December 16, 1888. We have no information about Will's family or relationships. We know that Will Polk had been residing in Buckner, Lafayette County, Arkansas 71827.
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1888 - 1973 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Will Polk was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1897, he was only 9 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1914, at the age of 26 years old, Will was alive when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1923, at the age of 35 years old, Will was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1973, in the year of Will Polk's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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