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William Gladden (1880 - 1973)

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William Gladden
1880 - 1973
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July 27, 1880
Death
March 1973
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Catonsville, Baltimore County, Maryland 21228
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William Gladden was born on July 27, 1880. He died in March 1973 at 92 years of age. We know that William Gladden had been residing in Catonsville, Baltimore County, Maryland 21228.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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William Gladden died in March 1973 at age 92. He was born on July 27, 1880. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Gladden had been residing in Catonsville, Baltimore County, Maryland 21228.
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1880 - 1973 World Events

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In 1880, in the year that William Gladden was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1896, he was 16 years old when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1928, at the age of 48 years old, William was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1969, at the age of 89 years old, William was alive when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1973, in the year of William Gladden's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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