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William Durden (1910 - 1986)

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William Durden
1910 - 1986
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February 15, 1910
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August 1986
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Starke, Bradford County, Florida 32091
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William Durden was born on February 15, 1910. He died in August 1986 at age 76. We know that William Durden had been residing in Starke, Bradford County, Florida 32091.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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William Durden passed away in August 1986 at 76 years old. He was born on February 15, 1910. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Durden had been residing in Starke, Bradford County, Florida 32091.
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In 1910, in the year that William Durden was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1923, by the time he was only 13 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1932, William was 22 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1949, he was 39 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1986, in the year of William Durden's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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