William Hamilton Ferguson

(1862 - 1957)

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William Hamilton Ferguson
1862 - 1957
Born
1862
Emer, Australia
Death
1957
Camberwell, Australia
Last Known Residence
Camberwell, Australia
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William Hamilton Ferguson was born in 1862 in Emer, Australia. He was born to Margaret Hamilton Ferguson, with sibling William. He died in 1957 in Camberwell, Australia at 95 years old.
Updated: July 25, 2019
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William Hamilton Ferguson
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William Hamilton Ferguson passed away in 1957 in Camberwell, Australia at 95 years old. He was born in 1862 in Emer, Australia. He was born to Margaret Hamilton Ferguson, with sibling William.

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In 1862, in the year that William Hamilton Ferguson was born, British citizen Anna Leonowens, a widow, accepted a job in Siam (now Thailand) to teach the children and wives of the King of Siam - he had 39 wives and concubines and 82 children. Taking her son with her and sending her daughter to England for schooling, she taught in Siam for 6 years - until the King died.

In 1874, he was just 12 years old when on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1890, at the age of 28 years old, William was alive when on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1911, William was 49 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1957, in the year of William Hamilton Ferguson's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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