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William Holden (1888 - 1963)

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William Holden
1888 - 1963
Born
November 10, 1888
Death
January 1963
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Tennessee
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William Holden was born on November 10, 1888. He died in January 1963 at 74 years of age. We know that William Holden had been residing in Tennessee .
Updated: November 1, 2011
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William Holden died in January 1963 at 74 years of age. He was born on November 10, 1888. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Holden had been residing in Tennessee .
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In 1888, in the year that William Holden was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1891, William was just 3 years old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1906, at the age of 18 years old, William was alive 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 1922, William was 34 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1963, in the year of William Holden's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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