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William Cox (1902 - 1987)

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William Cox
1902 - 1987
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October 15, 1902
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November 1987
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William Cox was born on October 15, 1902. He died in November 1987 at 85 years of age. We know that William Cox had been residing in Virginia 23205.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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William Cox died in November 1987 at 85 years of age. He was born on October 15, 1902. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Cox had been residing in Virginia 23205.
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In 1902, in the year that William Cox was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1938, by the time he was 36 years old, 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 1957, at the age of 55 years old, William was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1979, he was 77 years old when 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.

In 1987, in the year of William Cox's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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