William Gerald Bowers (1920 - 1957)

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Birth

Death

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section H Site 1250,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Military Service

Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: MSGT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

Middle name

Gerald

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1920 - In the year that William Gerald Bowers was born, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

1929 - When he was merely 9 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1934 - When he was merely 14 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1951 - William was 31 years old when 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.

1957 - In the year of William Gerald Bowers's passing, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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William Gerald Bowers passed away on November 5, 1957 at 37 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section H Site 1250, Portland, Or. He was born on February 20, 1920. There is no information about William's family.

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