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William G Harbeson (1928 - 1991)

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William G Harbeson
1928 - 1991
Born
March 31, 1928
Death
June 26, 1991
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William G Harbeson was born on March 31, 1928, and died at age 63 years old on June 26, 1991. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William G Harbeson.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 7720386

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William Harbeson passed away at age 63 years old on June 26, 1991. William G Harbeson was born on March 31, 1928. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William G Harbeson.

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William G Harbeson lived 11 years shorter than the average Harbeson family member when he died at the age of 63.
The average age of a Harbeson family member is 74.
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1928 - 1991 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that William G Harbeson was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1946, by the time he was 18 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1970, William was 42 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1982, when he was 54 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1991, in the year of William G Harbeson's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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