William Hannah (1898 - 1967)

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William Hannah
1898 - 1967
Born
February 13, 1898
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August 1967
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502
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William Hannah was born on February 13, 1898. He died in August 1967 at 69 years of age. We know that William Hannah had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Hannah died in August 1967 at 69 years old. He was born on February 13, 1898. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Hannah had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16502.

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In 1898, in the year that William Hannah was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1906, when he was just 8 years old, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1923, at the age of 25 years old, William was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1941, by the time he was 43 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1967, in the year of William Hannah's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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