William Henry Ferguson

(1892 - 1974)

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William Henry Ferguson
1892 - 1974
Born
1892
Collingwood, Australia
Death
1974
Kew, Australia
Last Known Residence
Collingwood, Australia
Summary
William Henry Ferguson was born in 1892 in Collingwood, Australia. He was born to Sarah Smythe Ferguson, with sibling William. He died in 1974 in Kew, Australia at age 82.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William Henry Ferguson
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William Henry Ferguson passed away in 1974 in Kew, Australia at age 82. He was born in 1892 in Collingwood, Australia. He was born to Sarah Smythe Ferguson, with sibling William.

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In 1892, in the year that William Henry Ferguson was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1933, he was 41 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1956, he was 64 years old when 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.

In 1960, when he was 68 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1974, in the year of William Henry Ferguson's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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