William Ernest Richards (1869 - 1945)

William Ernest Riches Richards
1869 - 1945
updated February 06, 2019
William Ernest Richards, parent to 1 child, was born on December 6, 1869 in Longford, TAS Australia. William Ernest Riches's partner was Margaret Toohey, and they gave birth to Edith Amy Richards. William Ernest Riches died on April 4, 1945 in Victoria at 75 years old.

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William Ernest Riches Richards was born on in Longford, Australia County, TAS Australia 7301

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Mar 13, 1874 - Aug 5, 1928

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William Ernest Richards, parent to 1 child, passed away on April 4, 1945 in Victoria at age 75. William Ernest Riches was born on December 6, 1869 in Longford, TAS Australia. William Ernest Riches's partner was Margaret Toohey, and they gave birth to Edith Amy Richards.
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In 1869, in the year that William Ernest Richards was born, on August 31st, Irish scientist Mary Ward, age 42, was hit and killed by a car powered by a steam engine. The car was built by her cousins. She was the world's first known casualty of a car accident.

In 1889, by the time this person was 20 years old, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1908, when this person was 39 years old, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1923, when this person was 54 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1945, in the year of William Ernest Richards's passing, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

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