William Curren (1892 - 1960)

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William Curren
1892 - 1960
updated February 06, 2019
William Curren was born on February 2, 1892. He died in June 1960 at age 68.


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William Curren died in June 1960 at 68 years of age. He was born on February 2, 1892. We have no information about William's surviving family.
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In 1892, in the year that William Curren was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1904, at the age of just 12 years old, William was alive when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1927, he was 35 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1949, he was 57 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1960, in the year of William Curren's passing, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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Born: around 1918
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Born: around 1912
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around 1848 - Dec 3, 1921
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around 1884 - May 10, 1926
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Apr 14, 1887 - February 1976
Clovis, New Mexico
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Oct 15, 1921 - Apr 14, 2011
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Jul 4, 1925 - Feb 26, 1999
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Jan 1, 1910 - January 1983
Denver, Colorado
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Feb 20, 1896 - November 1982
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Dec 20, 1902 - March 1972
Saint Louis, Missouri
Edward J Curren
Oct 12, 1911 - Feb 21, 1991
Chester Curren
Mar 19, 1888 - February 1973
Saint Louis, Missouri
Bruce Curren
Apr 26, 1942 - June 1968
Ann G Curren
Nov 18, 1910 - Oct 25, 1993
Saint Louis, MO
Barbara Curren
Jun 7, 1906 - December 1986
Chillicothe, Missouri
Edward J Curren
May 16, 1916 - Nov 4, 2000
Saint Louis, MO
Katherine Curren
Nov 10, 1897 - October 1980
Scott, Arkansas
Norma Curren
Jul 27, 1922 - May 1979
Eleanor Curren
Jul 18, 1905 - January 1977
Saint Louis, Missouri
Brendon M Curren
Jan 20, 1992 - Jan 20, 2000
Malinda Curren
Dec 22, 1913 - Feb 23, 1998
Columbia, MO
Billie J Curren
May 8, 1932 - Apr 26, 2003
Alice Curren
Jun 8, 1908 - May 1975
Saint Louis, Missouri
Euince L Curren
Aug 23, 1920 - Nov 27, 2008
Missoula, MT
Matilda Curren
May 26, 1885 - August 1967
Stanley, North Dakota
Jessie Curren
Jun 26, 1885 - February 1972
Casper, Wyoming
Elvera Curren
Sep 28, 1918 - December 1985
New Town, North Dakota
James Curren
Aug 17, 1892 - November 1975
Prosser, Washington
Gordon J Curren
Jan 24, 1928 - May 19, 1999
Sisseton, SD

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Franklin Chadwick
May 30, 1898 - November 1973
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Edward Slattery
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Marshall, Missouri
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