William Edward Foster

(1870 - 1938)

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William Edward Foster
1870 - 1938
Born
1870
Death
1938
Bsdale, Australia
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Bsdale, Australia
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William Edward Foster was born in 1870. He was born to Foster Thomas Foster and Margaret Odwyer Foster. He died in 1938 in Bsdale, Australia at 68 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Edward Foster died in 1938 in Bsdale, Australia at age 68. He was born in 1870. He was born to Foster Thomas Foster and Margaret Odwyer Foster.

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In 1870, in the year that William Edward Foster was born, on October 6th, Rome became the capital of the unified states of the Italian Peninsula - the newly created Kingdom of Italy.

In 1887, he was 17 years old when on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1894, William was 24 years old when on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1927, he was 57 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1938, in the year of William Edward Foster's passing, 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.

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