William "Bill" Dettmer (1893 - 1979)

William Dettmer
1893 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
William "Bill" Dettmer, father to 4 children, was born on November 20, 1893. William's partner was Hattie Kirchoff, and they gave birth to Harvey Henry John Dettmer, Elmer Dietrich Friedrich Dettmer, Vernon Richard Dettmer, and Arthur Dettmer. William's partner was Hattie Kirchoff. He died on October 17, 1979 at 85 years old.

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First Lutheran Church(North Branch), in Avoca, Cass County, Nebraska 68307

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Nov 18, 1897 - Jun 7, 1976

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Nov 18, 1897 - Jun 7, 1976

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William "Bill" Dettmer, father to 4 children, passed away on October 17, 1979 at 85 years of age. He was buried in First Lutheran Church(North Branch), Avoca, Nebraska. He was born on November 20, 1893. William's partner was Hattie Kirchoff, and they gave birth to Harvey Henry John Dettmer, Elmer Dietrich Friedrich Dettmer, Vernon Richard Dettmer, and Arthur Dettmer. William's partner was Hattie Kirchoff.
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In 1893, in the year that William "Bill" Dettmer 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 1910, William was 17 years old when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1938, when he was 45 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1945, he was 52 years old when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1979, in the year of William "Bill" Dettmer's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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