Willard Carty (1907 - 1987)

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East Norwich, Nassau County, New York

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1907 - In the year that Willard Carty was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

1923 - When he was 16 years old, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

1946 - Willard was 39 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1960 - When he was 53 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1987 - In the year of Willard Carty's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Willard Carty passed away in May 1987 at 79 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Willard. He was born on May 14, 1907. We are unaware of information about Willard's immediate family. We know that Willard Carty had been residing in East Norwich, Nassau County, New York.

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