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William Berridge (1893 - 1974)

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William Berridge
1893 - 1974
Born
April 13, 1893
Death
September 1974
Last Known Residence
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01230
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William Berridge of Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts was born on April 13, 1893, and died at age 81 years old in September 1974.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 9455198

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William Berridge passed away at age 81 years old in September 1974. William Berridge of Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts was born on April 13, 1893.

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In 1893, in the year that William Berridge was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1913, by the time he was 20 years old, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1936, when he was 43 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1946, by the time he was 53 years old, 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.

In 1974, in the year of William Berridge's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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