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William Ferguson (1921 - 1986)

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William Ferguson
1921 - 1986
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March 26, 1921
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September 1986
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Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia 30060
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William Ferguson was born on March 26, 1921. He died in September 1986 at age 65. We know that William Ferguson had been residing in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia 30060.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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William Ferguson died in September 1986 at age 65. He was born on March 26, 1921. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Ferguson had been residing in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia 30060.
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In 1921, in the year that William Ferguson was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1935, at the age of just 14 years old, William was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1951, at the age of 30 years old, William was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1976, by the time he was 55 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1986, in the year of William Ferguson's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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