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William Bauer (1891 - 1967)

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William Bauer
1891 - 1967
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June 29, 1891
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October 1967
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Oaklyn, Camden County, New Jersey 08107
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William Bauer was born on June 29, 1891. He died in October 1967 at 76 years old. We know that William Bauer had been residing in Oaklyn, Camden County, New Jersey 08107.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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William Bauer died in October 1967 at 76 years old. He was born on June 29, 1891. There is no information about William's family. We know that William Bauer had been residing in Oaklyn, Camden County, New Jersey 08107.
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In 1891, in the year that William Bauer was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1918, at the age of 27 years old, William was alive when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1934, he was 43 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1959, when he was 68 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1967, in the year of William Bauer's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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