William Edmiston (1875 - 1964)

William Edmiston
1875 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
William Edmiston was born on December 5, 1875. He died in May 1964 at 88 years of age. We know that William Edmiston had been residing in California.


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William Edmiston died in May 1964 at age 88. He was born on December 5, 1875. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Edmiston had been residing in California.
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In 1875, in the year that William Edmiston was born, on February 21st, Jeanne Calment was born in southern France. Her father was a shipbuilder and her mother was from a family of millers. She died August 4th, 1997 of natural causes - the world's oldest documented person to have ever lived - at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

In 1884, when he was only 9 years old, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1938, when he was 63 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1957, at the age of 82 years old, William was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1964, in the year of William Edmiston's passing, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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Other William Edmistons

around 1863 - May 27, 1917
around 1893 - Oct 11, 1918
around 1911 - Jan 10, 1944
around 1891 - Apr 9, 1917
around 1927 - Unknown
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around 1921 - Unknown
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around 1855 - Unknown
1859 - 1884
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Other Edmistons

Feb 9, 1906 - Nov 23, 1995
Apr 10, 1944 - Jul 31, 1997
May 1, 1929 - Oct 20, 1983
Mar 8, 1921 - Nov 16, 2006
Apr 29, 1916 - August 1969
Sep 9, 1903 - June 1975
Jul 12, 1896 - August 1967
Jan 13, 1928 - November 1976
Feb 25, 1902 - October 1993
Feb 26, 1940 - Jan 15, 1995
Jul 20, 1898 - March 1971
Oct 11, 1914 - May 1975
Mar 23, 1912 - February 1975
Jun 21, 1921 - Aug 19, 2010
Aug 31, 1903 - Mar 22, 1991
Apr 27, 1928 - Feb 12, 2000
Sep 17, 1906 - February 1979
Jul 22, 1884 - March 1966
Feb 17, 1917 - Jul 29, 1997
Mar 17, 1918 - Sep 16, 1995

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Feb 15, 1880 - August 1970
Mar 14, 1915 - October 1977
Oct 30, 1918 - Mar 20, 2001
Jul 16, 1909 - April 1980
Mar 31, 1879 - March 1973
Jan 3, 1885 - December 1964
Feb 12, 1915 - Aug 15, 2008
Sep 14, 1913 - Jan 13, 2002
Sep 1, 1918 - Sep 1, 2008
Jan 29, 1912 - November 1975
Sep 23, 1890 - October 1977
Jul 5, 1891 - December 1973
Feb 25, 1918 - Jan 15, 2001
Aug 3, 1900 - May 1966
Mar 9, 1908 - Aug 2, 1971
Aug 22, 1899 - May 1969
Nov 26, 1914 - Dec 6, 1990
Jan 6, 1919 - Mar 8, 1992
Mar 24, 1904 - March 1982
Oct 10, 1909 - March 1959
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