William Claude Phillips

(1900 - 1979)

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William Claude Phillips
1900 - 1979
Born
1900
Footscray, Australia
Death
1979
Box Hill, Australia
Last Known Residence
Footscray, Australia
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William Claude Phillips was born in 1900 in Footscray, Australia. He was born to James Phillips and Susan Wishart Phillips. He died in 1979 in Box Hill, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: July 31, 2019
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William Claude Phillips
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William Phillips was born in in Footscray, Australia
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William Claude Phillips died in 1979 in Box Hill, Australia at 79 years of age. He was born in 1900 in Footscray, Australia. He was born to James Phillips and Susan Wishart Phillips.

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In 1900, in the year that William Claude Phillips was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1915, at the age of just 15 years old, William was alive when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1938, William was 38 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1949, at the age of 49 years old, William was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1979, in the year of William Claude Phillips's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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