William Henry Matthews (1864 - 1949)

William Henry Matthews
1864 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
William Henry Matthews was born in 1864. He was born to Matthews Thomas Matthews and Emma Matthews. He died in 1949 in Ballan, Australia at 85 years old.
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William Henry Matthews passed away in 1949 in Ballan, Australia at age 85. He was born in 1864. He was born to Matthews Thomas Matthews and Emma Matthews.
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In 1864, in the year that William Henry Matthews was born, on August 13th, the first fish and chips shop opened in London England. By the 1930's, there were over 35,000 shops throughout the United Kingdom.

In 1878, when he was just 14 years old, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1883, William was 19 years old when from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1912, at the age of 48 years old, William was alive when in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1949, in the year of William Henry Matthews's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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around 1920 - Nov 30, 1944
around 1919 - May 8, 1941
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around 1900 - Jan 8, 1940

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