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William Forward (1885 - 1969)

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William Forward
1885 - 1969
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September 1, 1885
Death
July 1969
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XX953, Canada
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William Forward was born on September 1, 1885. He died in July 1969 at 83 years of age. We know that William Forward had been residing in XX953, Canada.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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William Forward died in July 1969 at 83 years old. He was born on September 1, 1885. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Forward had been residing in XX953, Canada.
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1885 - 1969 World Events

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In 1885, in the year that William Forward was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1891, at the age of merely 6 years old, William was alive when from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1908, William was 23 years old when 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 1955, at the age of 70 years old, William was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1969, in the year of William Forward's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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