William Durrance (1887 - 1974)

William Durrance
1887 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
William Durrance was born on November 12, 1887. He died in August 1974 at 86 years old. We know that William Durrance had been residing in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida 32055.
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William Durrance died in August 1974 at 86 years of age. He was born on November 12, 1887. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Durrance had been residing in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida 32055.
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In 1887, in the year that William Durrance was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1907, William was 20 years old when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1948, William was 61 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1959, at the age of 72 years old, William was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1974, in the year of William Durrance's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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c. 1913 - Unknown
c. 1963 - Unknown
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Aug 20, 1914 - Apr 24, 1996
Jun 11, 1942 - October 1985
Sep 22, 1882 - April 1972
Dec 4, 1913 - August 1967
Oct 4, 1937 - Jan 18, 1989
Jul 12, 1908 - September 1978
Aug 23, 1909 - Jan 23, 2004
Jul 22, 1963 - Jun 18, 1998
May 28, 1893 - April 1962
Apr 6, 1907 - August 1976
Mar 1, 1913 - May 2, 2002
Jun 26, 1913 - Mar 16, 1990

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Jun 13, 1902 - August 1973
Jun 3, 1904 - August 1991
Apr 25, 1898 - Mar 15, 1968
Sep 8, 1952 - August 1979
Apr 20, 1917 - Apr 17, 1998
Sep 8, 1899 - April 1982
May 12, 1907 - January 1982
Apr 29, 1902 - October 1977
Nov 16, 1918 - Jan 31, 1999
Jan 27, 1902 - June 1985
Sep 21, 1913 - Feb 23, 1988
Feb 16, 1894 - June 1981
Nov 30, 1930 - Dec 15, 2000
Jan 17, 1927 - Jan 28, 1995
Aug 25, 1905 - January 1993
Jan 11, 1935 - June 1985
Oct 11, 1935 - Jan 20, 2007
Jul 18, 1914 - Mar 30, 2001
Jan 19, 1958 - March 1993
Feb 13, 1938 - Apr 7, 1989

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Jun 26, 1923 - Mar 23, 2007
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Jun 6, 1912 - June 1977
May 21, 1906 - Oct 6, 1988
Dec 17, 1916 - May 1977
May 11, 1916 - October 1956
Oct 21, 1898 - April 1973
Jun 14, 1909 - Oct 3, 1997
Jun 13, 1902 - August 1973
Jun 14, 1924 - Oct 20, 2010
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Feb 18, 1923 - December 1984
Sep 18, 1915 - Apr 13, 2001
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Jun 26, 1922 - Jan 10, 1988
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