William George Phillips

(1911 - 1943)

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William George Phillips
1911 - 1943
Born
1911
Hopetoun, Australia
Death
February 8, 1943
Last Known Residence
Hopetoun, Australia
Summary
William George Phillips was born in 1911 in Hopetoun, Australia. He was born to Thomas David Phillips and Lucretia Anderson Phillips. He died on February 8, 1943 at age 32.
Updated: August 13, 2019
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William George Phillips
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William George Phillips
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Hopetoun, Australia
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William Phillips was born in in Hopetoun, Australia
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William Phillips died on
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William Phillips was born in in Hopetoun, Australia
William Phillips died on
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Swansea (oystermouth) Cemetery Sec. N. Grave 142. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 2161771
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 625 Artisan Works Coy.
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William George Phillips died on February 8, 1943 at age 32. He was buried in Swansea (oystermouth) Cemetery Sec. N. Grave 142., United Kingdom. William was born in 1911 in Hopetoun, Australia. He was born to Thomas David Phillips and Lucretia Anderson Phillips.

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In 1911, in the year that William George Phillips was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1926, he was only 15 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1927, he was 16 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1931, he was 20 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1943, in the year of William George Phillips's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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