William Buchannon (1914 - 1986)

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William Buchannon
1914 - 1986
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April 21, 1914
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July 1986
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Sycamore, Turner County, Georgia 31790
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William Buchannon was born on April 21, 1914. He died in July 1986 at 72 years old. We know that William Buchannon had been residing in Sycamore, Turner County, Georgia 31790.
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William Buchannon died in July 1986 at age 72. He was born on April 21, 1914. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Buchannon had been residing in Sycamore, Turner County, Georgia 31790.

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In 1914, in the year that William Buchannon was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1945, by the time he was 31 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1956, at the age of 42 years old, William was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1978, he was 64 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1986, in the year of William Buchannon's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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