William Daniel (1909 - 1965)

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William Daniel
1909 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
William Daniel was born on October 3, 1909. He died in March 1965 at age 55. We know that William Daniel had been residing in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina.


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William Daniel passed away in March 1965 at 55 years old. He was born on October 3, 1909. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Daniel had been residing in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina.
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In 1909, in the year that William Daniel was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1931, at the age of 22 years old, William was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, when he was 35 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1954, when he was 45 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1965, in the year of William Daniel's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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William Roy Daniel
around 1908 - May 11, 1942
William Neville Daniel
around 1924 - Sep 8, 1944
William Kenneth Daniel
around 1915 - Jun 15, 1941
William John Daniel
around 1892 - Jul 1, 1916
William James Daniel
Dec 29, 1925 - Feb 3, 1945
William Henry Daniel
around 1920 - Nov 23, 1944
William Henry Daniel
around 1898 - May 28, 1917
William Henry Daniel
around 1894 - May 31, 1918
William Edgar Daniel
around 1895 - Jul 31, 1917
William Anthony Daniel
around 1923 - Jan 5, 1945
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around 1891 - May 1, 1915
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around 1866 - Mar 20, 1941
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around 1887 - Oct 26, 1917
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Margaret D Daniel
Aug 17, 1919 - May 5, 1997
Raleigh, NC
Frances S Daniel
Mar 8, 1906 - May 29, 2003
Raleigh, NC
Marshall Daniel
Aug 17, 1907 - January 1983
Raleigh, North Carolina
Lillian W Daniel
Mar 18, 1896 - May 10, 1989
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Janice P Daniel
Aug 10, 1917 - Jul 17, 1999
Middlesex, NC
Thomas Daniel
Dec 2, 1913 - May 1978
Margaret T Daniel
Jul 24, 1916 - Jan 23, 2008
Greensboro, NC
Oris Leroy O Daniel
Jan 9, 1920 - Feb 11, 2010
Farmington, Florida
Violet H Daniel
Sep 26, 1920 - Nov 19, 2007
Winston Salem, NC
Margaret Daniel
Apr 7, 1920 - December 1984
Henderson, North Carolina
James Patterson Daniel
Aug 26, 1921 - Mar 5, 2011
Jackson, Georgia
Eva M Daniel
Aug 20, 1906 - March 1989
Forest City, NC
John W Daniel
Nov 21, 1921 - Jun 25, 1993
Reidsville, NC
Theadward Daniel
Jul 19, 1919 - June 1985
Newark, New Jersey
James Daniel
Apr 13, 1896 - August 1957
Raleigh F Daniel
Jun 11, 1912 - Jul 3, 1988
Philadelphia, PA
Cecil Daniel
Oct 10, 1918 - March 1986
Lucama, North Carolina
Warren Daniel
Aug 15, 1904 - November 1970
Grimesland, North Carolina
Arthur Daniel
Dec 15, 1906 - December 1978
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Edwin Daniel
Jul 23, 1921 - March 1970

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Sep 15, 1921 - Aug 23, 1999
Baltimore, MD
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Jun 20, 1920 - Mar 6, 1999
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Jun 21, 1905 - Jan 19, 1976
Vancouver, WA
Dalton B Cayton
Jul 3, 1919 - May 13, 2003
Silver Spring, MD
Christine B Carden
Mar 31, 1919 - Jul 14, 1999
Durham, NC
Luther E Braswell
Feb 27, 1919 - Oct 2, 1997
Cape Coral, FL
Glendora W Bowen
Sep 23, 1904 - Jan 20, 1993
Durham, NC
Edward S Blackburn
Dec 12, 1915 - Jun 28, 2000
Bloomingdale, GA
Leola G Allen
Oct 15, 1879 - May 15, 1971
Durham, NC
Carl Allen
Jun 4, 1916 - Jun 25, 2007
Raleigh, NC
Ruth Beard
Oct 9, 1919 - Jun 5, 1998
New York, NY
Sexton Baker
Dec 27, 1913 - December 1975
Bennett G Brantley
Dec 1, 1907 - Feb 8, 2000
Warner Robins, GA
Geo Watts Carr
Dec 6, 1918 - Jul 29, 2006
Morehead City, NC
Harry L Cooper
Jun 19, 1914 - Dec 24, 1977
William R Crawford
Dec 15, 1921 - Dec 5, 2001
Sanford, NC
Naomi Fosdick
Dec 3, 1920 - July 1971
Clarence Garner
Jul 19, 1891 - March 1966
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Aug 11, 1911 - May 1979
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Dora M Burton
Sep 25, 1920 - Aug 2, 1991
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