William Edward Ferguson

(1895 - 1973)

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William Edward Ferguson
1895 - 1973
Born
1895
Toongabbie, Australia
Death
1973
Morw, Australia
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Toongabbie, Australia
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William Edward Ferguson was born in 1895 in Toongabbie, Australia. He was born to Robert Ferguson and Ann Ferguson. He died in 1973 in Morw, Australia at 78 years old.
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William Edward Ferguson died in 1973 in Morw, Australia at age 78. He was born in 1895 in Toongabbie, Australia. He was born to Robert Ferguson and Ann Ferguson.

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In 1895, in the year that William Edward Ferguson was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1905, William was just 10 years old when federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1917, when he was 22 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1953, when he was 58 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1973, in the year of William Edward Ferguson's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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