William George Ferguson

(1868 - 1955)

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William George Ferguson
1868 - 1955
Born
1868
Collingwood, Australia
Death
1955
Esse, Australia
Last Known Residence
Collingwood, Australia
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William George Ferguson was born in 1868 in Collingwood, Australia. He was born to William Ferguson. He died in 1955 in Esse, Australia at 87 years old.
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William George Ferguson passed away in 1955 in Esse, Australia at age 87. He was born in 1868 in Collingwood, Australia. He was born to William Ferguson.

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In 1868, in the year that William George Ferguson was born, on July 9th, The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. The Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed African Americans full citizenship and equal protection under the law. It also gave all persons in the United States due process of law. The former Confederate states hotly contested the amendment but were forced to go along so that they could regain representation in Congress

In 1883, William was just 15 years old when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1919, William was 51 years old when in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1926, he was 58 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1955, in the year of William George Ferguson's passing, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

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