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William H. Reid (born 1883)

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William H. Reid
1883
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1883
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William H. Reid was born in 1883. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William H. Reid.
Updated: April 17, 2021
Biography ID: 93163645

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The William H. Reid Family
William H. and Grace MacMillan Reid and their two children, Harold, age 2 and Grace, age 1.
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William H. Reid home, Belpre, OH
Home of William H. and Agnes H. McCualsky Reid, 305 Main St., Belpre, OH., circa 1947.
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William H. Reid in Brescia, Italy
Taken in Brescia, Italy, 1918. William H. Reid of Elmira, NY is second from left. He was with the YMCA & ran a "Casa del Soldato" providing Italian troops with recreational and cultural programs. To his left is an Italian soldier, others are YMCA colleagues
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1883 World Events

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In 1883, in the year that William H. Reid was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1904, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1917, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1925, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1956, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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