William Douglas (1906 - 1975)

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William Douglas
1906 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
William Douglas was born on May 6, 1906. He died in August 1975 at age 69. We know that William Douglas had been residing in Mississippi State, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi 39762.

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William Douglas died in August 1975 at age 69. He was born on May 6, 1906. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Douglas had been residing in Mississippi State, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi 39762.
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1906 - 1975 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that William Douglas was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1943, when he was 37 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1958, he was 52 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1960, William was 54 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1975, in the year of William Douglas's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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around 1820 - Jul 13, 1897
William Zachariah Douglas
around 1920 - Sep 14, 1944
William Wilson Douglas
around 1883 - Oct 26, 1917
William W. Douglas
Died: Aug 21, 1942
William Thomas Douglas
around 1908 - Jan 31, 1942
William Thomas Douglas
around 1924 - Dec 12, 1943
William Stuart Douglas
around 1897 - Jun 28, 1915
William Sholto Douglas
around 1875 - Nov 14, 1914
William Ross Douglas
around 1898 - Oct 31, 1918
William Robertson Douglas
around 1898 - Oct 5, 1918
William Proctor Douglas
around 1892 - Jul 14, 1916
William Paterson Douglas
around 1881 - Oct 30, 1918
William Oldham Douglas
around 1870 - Jun 9, 1916
William Mcqueen Donaldson Douglas
around 1919 - Nov 28, 1943
William Matthew Douglas
around 1917 - May 15, 1941
William M. Douglas
around 1893 - Oct 26, 1917
William Lloyd Douglas
around 1922 - Dec 11, 1943
William Kenneth Douglas
around 1892 - Oct 12, 1917

Other Douglases

Homer Douglas
Apr 27, 1932 - Apr 5, 2011
Senatobia, MS
Jimmy W Douglas
Dec 7, 1946 - Aug 26, 2003
Alma P Douglas
Sep 2, 1918 - Jan 1, 2004
Natchez, MS
Lydia Douglas
Mar 13, 1913 - Nov 22, 2003
Starkville, MS
Willie Douglas
Mar 18, 1944 - June 1979
Canton, Mississippi
Carroll R Douglas
Jun 29, 1945 - Nov 6, 2010
Brookhaven, MS
Ollie Douglas
Feb 1, 1908 - Dec 26, 1991
Lester Douglas
Mar 26, 1908 - Mar 28, 1996
State Line, MS
Letha S Douglas
Dec 24, 1896 - Mar 4, 1988
Drew, MS
Laura Douglas
Aug 16, 1948 - Sep 29, 2003
Columbus, MS
Willie Douglas
Jul 7, 1902 - August 1980
Warren, Arkansas
Claud Douglas
Mar 30, 1912 - May 1986
Little Rock, Arkansas
Lowell M Douglas
Jul 26, 1904 - Jan 30, 1998
Fort Worth, TX
Eldon Douglas
Dec 7, 1912 - February 1986
Little Rock, Arkansas
Lewis Douglas
Feb 17, 1900 - January 1959
Frank Douglas
Feb 7, 1905 - April 1967
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Norman Douglas
Jan 22, 1900 - March 1965
Los Angeles, California
Ray O Douglas
Nov 12, 1915 - Sep 7, 1990
Cornealius Douglas
Apr 28, 1895 - March 1976
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
John Douglas
Mar 22, 1885 - January 1964
Arkansas

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Jun 25, 1896 - Sep 5, 1975
Ernest N Carmouche
Apr 11, 1913 - Jul 18, 1973
Rex Conwill Ward
Aug 10, 1906 - Nov 9, 1996
Biloxi, MS
Emmett E Prevost
Aug 9, 1909 - Jun 26, 1993
William Curren
May 31, 1900 - May 1980
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Anna Hamilton
Dec 25, 1903 - August 1981
Dallas Vandevere
Oct 26, 1907 - August 1975
Jackson, Mississippi
Sam Starnes
Apr 22, 1901 - May 1976
Utica, Mississippi
Julius C Jones
Oct 18, 1916 - Apr 15, 1994
Magee, MS
James W Thompson
Jul 6, 1915 - Mar 21, 2004
Jackson, MS
Lafayette Harris
Feb 4, 1896 - Oct 15, 1966
Tupelo, MS
L R Mashburn
Jul 27, 1914 - Mar 24, 1994
Clinton, MS
Burton Webster
Mar 18, 1910 - August 1980
Minnie C Hughes
Mar 10, 1910 - Nov 22, 1989
Clinton, MS
Shelton Graves
May 24, 1911 - Nov 30, 1998
Eunice M Lord
Sep 11, 1905 - May 5, 1996
Tuscaloosa, AL
Merle Barnett
Aug 20, 1907 - December 1984
Brandon, Mississippi
David L Robertson
Mar 21, 1908 - Oct 6, 1996
Shirley G Stribling
Dec 10, 1911 - Apr 11, 2002
Zexa E Smith
Aug 5, 1902 - Jul 20, 1997
Meridian, MS
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