William Demastus (1923 - 1968)

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William Demastus
1923 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
William Demastus was born on October 31, 1923. He died in September 1968 at age 44. We know that William Demastus had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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William Demastus passed away in September 1968 at age 44. He was born on October 31, 1923. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Demastus had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
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1923 - 1968 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that William Demastus was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1939, at the age of 16 years old, William was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1949, at the age of 26 years old, William was alive 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 1955, at the age of 32 years old, William was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1968, in the year of William Demastus's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Aug 10, 1915 - Aug 25, 1987
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