William Brown (1897 - 1977)

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William Brown
1897 - 1977
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May 3, 1897
Death
December 1977
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Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45239
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William Brown was born on May 3, 1897. He died in December 1977 at age 80. We know that William Brown had been residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45239.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Brown passed away in December 1977 at 80 years old. He was born on May 3, 1897. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William Brown had been residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45239.

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In 1897, in the year that William Brown was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1903, at the age of only 6 years old, William was alive when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1940, he was 43 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1962, he was 65 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1977, in the year of William Brown's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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