William Herbert Phillips

(1885 - 1955)

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William Herbert Phillips
1885 - 1955
Born
1885
Sandhurst, Australia
Death
1955
Ding, Australia
Last Known Residence
Sandhurst, Australia
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William Herbert Phillips was born in 1885 in Sandhurst, Australia. He was born to Emily Old Phillips, with sibling Henry. He died in 1955 in Ding, Australia at 70 years of age.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William Herbert Phillips died in 1955 in Ding, Australia at age 70. He was born in 1885 in Sandhurst, Australia. He was born to Emily Old Phillips, with sibling Henry.

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In 1885, in the year that William Herbert Phillips was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1893, he was only 8 years old when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1906, he was 21 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1926, William was 41 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1955, in the year of William Herbert Phillips's passing, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

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