William Creech (1888 - 1987)

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William Creech
1888 - 1987
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June 23, 1888
Death
March 1987
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Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky 40823
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William Creech was born on June 23, 1888. He died in March 1987 at age 98. We know that William Creech had been residing in Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky 40823.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Creech died in March 1987 at 98 years of age. He was born on June 23, 1888. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Creech had been residing in Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky 40823.

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In 1888, in the year that William Creech was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1925, when he was 37 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1953, by the time he was 65 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1963, at the age of 75 years old, William was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1987, in the year of William Creech'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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