William Cameron (1880 - 1959)

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William Cameron
1880 - 1959
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1880
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1959
Suns, Australia
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Suns, Australia
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William Cameron was born in 1880. He was born to William Cameron and Rebbecca Ro Mcdonald Cameron. He died in 1959 in Suns, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Cameron died in 1959 in Suns, Australia at 79 years old. He was born in 1880. He was born to William Cameron and Rebbecca Ro Mcdonald Cameron.

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In 1880, in the year that William Cameron was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1892, at the age of just 12 years old, William was alive when on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1915, he was 35 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1946, when he was 66 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1959, in the year of William Cameron's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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