William Bitzer (1877 - 1960)

William Bitzer
1877 - 1960
updated February 06, 2019
William Bitzer was born on September 1, 1877. He died in October 1960 at age 83.

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William Bitzer passed away in October 1960 at 83 years of age. He was born on September 1, 1877. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1877, in the year that William Bitzer was born, on March 2nd, the U.S. presidential election of 1876 was ended with the selection of Rutherford B. Hayes as the winner. Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote in November 1876 but 20 votes in the electoral college were in dispute. An informal agreement was made in which Hayes agreed to remove federal troops from South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana, ending Reconstruction in the South. So, on March 4th, Rutherford B. Hayes became the 19th President of the United States.

In 1913, at the age of 36 years old, William was alive when 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 1922, William was 45 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1938, at the age of 61 years old, William was alive when 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 1960, in the year of William Bitzer's passing, 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.

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around 1903 - Nov 20, 1941
Nov 6, 1900 - May 1979
Dec 19, 1899 - Jul 23, 1994
Dec 14, 1911 - October 1977
Mar 9, 1971 - Nov 7, 2009
Apr 18, 1894 - Jun 17, 1991
Jan 20, 1943 - Mar 9, 2003
Jan 21, 1929 - Aug 27, 1989
Mar 30, 1912 - Aug 11, 1993
Apr 12, 1937 - Apr 6, 2010
Mar 7, 1907 - May 1972
May 19, 1903 - January 1981
Aug 7, 1915 - May 1981
Oct 29, 1896 - October 1971

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Apr 1, 1909 - Nov 25, 2007
Apr 30, 1921 - Jul 20, 2005
Mar 9, 1929 - Feb 12, 1999
Sep 20, 1913 - Feb 14, 1994
Feb 11, 1880 - September 1967
Apr 25, 1888 - April 1966
Jun 15, 1917 - November 1992
Feb 13, 1908 - Dec 24, 1999
Feb 11, 1908 - Dec 17, 2000
Dec 15, 1898 - June 1987
Sep 30, 1903 - December 1982
Jan 19, 1925 - August 1978
Sep 23, 1926 - Feb 2, 2007
Oct 16, 1918 - Jul 31, 2004
Mar 15, 1920 - Sep 29, 1993
Sep 29, 1920 - Feb 21, 1998
Dec 20, 1914 - Jan 7, 1989
Feb 1, 1915 - June 1985
May 19, 1921 - Feb 2, 2003

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Nov 4, 1921 - Dec 8, 1990
Aug 8, 1901 - March 1981
Mar 13, 1922 - Feb 4, 1992
Feb 18, 1920 - Aug 26, 2002
Feb 10, 1909 - Aug 29, 1989
Aug 28, 1921 - June 1970
Apr 30, 1908 - June 1983
Jan 21, 1923 - May 28, 2000
Aug 7, 1920 - Dec 4, 1999
Mar 16, 1919 - December 1989
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