William B Davis

(1926 - 1993)

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William B Davis
1926 - 1993
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May 23, 1926
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July 5, 1993
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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33307
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William B Davis was born on May 23, 1926. He died on July 5, 1993 at age 67. We know that William B Davis had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33307.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William B Davis passed away on July 5, 1993 at 67 years old. He was born on May 23, 1926. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William B Davis had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida 33307.

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In 1926, in the year that William B Davis was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1966, at the age of 40 years old, William was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1976, when he was 50 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, at the age of 61 years old, William was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1993, in the year of William B Davis's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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