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William Francis Hartenstine (1922 - 1997)

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William Francis Hartenstine
1922 - 1997
Born
July 25, 1922
Death
March 5, 1997
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Hicksville, Nassau County, New York 11801
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William Francis Hartenstine was born on July 25, 1922. He died on March 5, 1997 at age 74. We know that William Francis Hartenstine had been residing in Hicksville, Nassau County, New York 11801.
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William Francis Hartenstine died on March 5, 1997 at 74 years of age. he was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section O Site 36815, Farmingdale, New York. He was born on July 25, 1922. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Francis Hartenstine had been residing in Hicksville, Nassau County, New York 11801.
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In 1922, in the year that William Francis Hartenstine was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1936, by the time he was only 14 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1967, at the age of 45 years old, William was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1972, by the time he was 50 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1997, in the year of William Francis Hartenstine's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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