William Burke (1935 - 1982)

William Burke
1935 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
William Burke was born on January 29, 1935. He died in April 1982 at 47 years of age.
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William Burke died in April 1982 at age 47. He was born on January 29, 1935. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1935, in the year that William Burke was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1945, by the time he was only 10 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

In 1951, when he was 16 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, he was 29 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1982, in the year of William Burke's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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around 1921 - Feb 19, 1945
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around 1919 - Sep 1, 1942
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around 1910 - Oct 15, 1942
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Dec 2, 1912 - Dec 15, 1995
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Nov 13, 1905 - October 1991
Jan 27, 1911 - Oct 16, 1996
Oct 27, 1918 - Jun 28, 2000
Aug 19, 1919 - Sep 6, 1995
Aug 20, 1911 - May 1972
Dec 21, 1916 - Jan 10, 1996
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