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William H Reed (1929 - 1994)

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William H Reed
1929 - 1994
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December 1, 1929
Death
January 24, 1994
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Amarillo, Randall County, Texas 79121
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William H Reed was born on December 1, 1929. He died on January 24, 1994 at age 64. We know that William H Reed had been residing in Amarillo, Randall County, Texas 79121.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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William H Reed passed away on January 24, 1994 at age 64. He was born on December 1, 1929. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William H Reed had been residing in Amarillo, Randall County, Texas 79121.
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1929 - 1994 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that William H Reed was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1954, William was 25 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1965, by the time he was 36 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1988, William was 59 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1994, in the year of William H Reed's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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