William Gorden (1841 - 1899)

William Gorden
1841 - 1899
updated February 06, 2019
William Gorden was born c. 1841. He died on January 2, 1899 in New York at 58 years of age.
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William Gorden died on January 2, 1899 in New York at age 58. He was born c. 1841. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1841, in the year that William Gorden was born, on August 16th, President John Tyler vetoed a bill to re-establish the Second Bank of the United States - America's Central Bank. President Jackson had previously dissolved the bank and Tyler's veto angered the Whig Party (his own party). Rioters gathered outside the White House and burned Tyler in effigy, threw stones at the White House, and fired guns. It may have been the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

In 1858, William was 17 years old when on October 28th, Macy's department store opened in New York City. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, it was at first a dry goods store - essentially a store that sold textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

In 1874, he was 33 years old when on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1887, by the time he was 46 years old, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1899, in the year of William Gorden's passing, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

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c. 1880 - Oct 10, 1917
c. 1924 - Unknown
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c. 1922 - Unknown
c. 1922 - Unknown
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1806 - 1854
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
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c. 1892 - Jun 17, 1902
- Jul 8, 1895
c. 1879 - Feb 7, 1941
c. 1886 - Dec 8, 1939
c. 1890 - Jul 31, 1933
c. 1920 - Mar 7, 1921
c. 1915 - Oct 8, 1917
c. 1909 - Feb 8, 1910

Other Gordens

c. 1909 - Feb 8, 1910
c. 1915 - Oct 8, 1917
c. 1920 - Mar 7, 1921
c. 1890 - Jul 31, 1933
c. 1886 - Dec 8, 1939
c. 1879 - Feb 7, 1941
- Jul 8, 1895
c. 1892 - Jun 17, 1902
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c. 1909 - Feb 8, 1910
c. 1915 - Oct 8, 1917
c. 1920 - Mar 7, 1921
c. 1890 - Jul 31, 1933
c. 1886 - Dec 8, 1939
c. 1879 - Feb 7, 1941
- Jul 8, 1895
c. 1892 - Jun 17, 1902
c. 1912 - Mar 3, 1923
c. 1893 - Mar 11, 1907
c. 1917 - Aug 10, 1918
c. 1877 - May 8, 1940
c. 1915 - Jul 10, 1917
- Jul 23, 1907
c. 1879 - Jul 17, 1946
c. 1891 - Jan 27, 1892
c. 1868 - Oct 24, 1917
c. 1893 - Apr 21, 1943
c. 1897 - May 1, 1898
c. 1876 - Dec 3, 1936
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