William Demaria (1902 - 1976)

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William Demaria
1902 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
William Demaria was born on August 7, 1902. He died in February 1976 at 73 years of age. We know that William Demaria had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11219.

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William Demaria died in February 1976 at age 73. He was born on August 7, 1902. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Demaria had been residing in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11219.
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1902 - 1976 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that William Demaria was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1938, at the age of 36 years old, William was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1948, at the age of 46 years old, William was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1962, at the age of 60 years old, William was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1976, in the year of William Demaria's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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May 28, 1923 - Jan 6, 1999
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Jul 3, 1946 - Dec 12, 1993
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Jan 14, 1912 - May 1983
Woodhaven, NY
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Dec 27, 1917 - June 1992
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Dec 28, 1922 - Feb 6, 2002
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Aug 2, 1922 - Aug 25, 2008
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Geneva, NY
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Frank D Demaria
Nov 23, 1939 - Jul 26, 2003
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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