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William E Carpenter (1907 - 1988)

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William E Carpenter
1907 - 1988
Born
July 24, 1907
Death
December 14, 1988
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Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan 48801
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William E Carpenter was born on July 24, 1907. He died on December 14, 1988 at 81 years of age. We know that William E Carpenter had been residing in Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan 48801.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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William E Carpenter passed away on December 14, 1988 at 81 years old. He was born on July 24, 1907. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William E Carpenter had been residing in Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan 48801.
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1907 - 1988 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that William E Carpenter was born, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1937, he was 30 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1952, he was 45 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1963, William was 56 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1988, in the year of William E Carpenter's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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