William Decordova (1897 - 1966)

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William Decordova
1897 - 1966
updated February 06, 2019
William Decordova was born on May 12, 1897. He died in June 1966 at 69 years of age. We know that William Decordova had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas.


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William Decordova died in June 1966 at 69 years old. He was born on May 12, 1897. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Decordova had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
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In 1897, in the year that William Decordova was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1928, at the age of 31 years old, William was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1932, William was 35 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1941, when he was 44 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1966, in the year of William Decordova's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Abe Decordova
Feb 12, 1933 - Sep 10, 1971
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Johnnie Decordova
Aug 6, 1907 - July 1985
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Loretta R Decordova
Feb 25, 1900 - February 1989
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Earle Decordova
Apr 29, 1896 - May 1967
Boise, Idaho
Ethel Decordova
Dec 7, 1889 - October 1984
Kirkland, Washington
Norman G Decordova
Jul 4, 1921 - Jun 30, 2007
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Oct 19, 1910 - October 1986
Grass Valley, California
Walter Decordova
Oct 5, 1900 - April 1982
Escalon, California
Richard Allen Decordova
Oct 21, 1942 - Nov 6, 2008
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Merle T Decordova
Aug 12, 1918 - Nov 2, 1989
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Guy Decordova
Jun 25, 1943 - Dec 15, 1987
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Rex M Decordova
Oct 21, 1935 - Aug 29, 2007
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