William George Foster

(1944 - 1959)

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William George Foster
1944 - 1959
Born
1944
Death
1959
Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Residence
Melbourne, Australia
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William George Foster was born in 1944. He was born to Howard Willi Foster and Hazel Jean Phillips Foster. He died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 15 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William George Foster died in 1959 in Melbourne, Australia at 15 years of age. He was born in 1944. He was born to Howard Willi Foster and Hazel Jean Phillips Foster.

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In 1944, in the year that William George Foster was born, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1951, by the time he was only 7 years old, 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 1956, William was only 12 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1958, William was only 14 years old when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1959, in the year of William George Foster's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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