William Edward Phillips

(1892 - 1943)

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William Edward Phillips
1892 - 1943
Born
1892
Richmond, Australia
Death
1943
Bleigh, Australia
Last Known Residence
Richmond, Australia
Summary
William Edward Phillips was born in 1892 in Richmond, Australia. He was born to Phillips Thomas Charles Phillips and Theresa Elizabeth Wilson Phillips. He died in 1943 in Bleigh, Australia at 51 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William Edward Phillips
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William Phillips died in in Bleigh, Australia
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William Phillips was born in in Richmond, Australia
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William Edward Phillips passed away in 1943 in Bleigh, Australia at 51 years of age. He was born in 1892 in Richmond, Australia. He was born to Phillips Thomas Charles Phillips and Theresa Elizabeth Wilson Phillips.

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In 1892, in the year that William Edward Phillips was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1903, William was only 11 years old when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1926, William was 34 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1933, at the age of 41 years old, William was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1943, in the year of William Edward Phillips's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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