William F Wright (1901 - 1998)

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William F Wright
1901 - 1998
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October 27, 1901
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November 19, 1998
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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William F Wright was born on October 27, 1901. He died on November 19, 1998 at 97 years of age. We know that William F Wright had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William F Wright died on November 19, 1998 at 97 years old. He was born on October 27, 1901. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William F Wright had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1901, in the year that William F Wright was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1915, he was only 14 years old when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1951, by the time he was 50 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1967, at the age of 66 years old, William was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1998, in the year of William F Wright's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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