William Hopkins (1945 - 1982)

William Hopkins
1945 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
William Hopkins was born on March 13, 1945. He died in January 1982 at 36 years old.
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William Hopkins died in January 1982 at 36 years old. He was born on March 13, 1945. There is no information about William's immediate family.
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In 1945, in the year that William Hopkins was born, on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1958, when he was just 13 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1969, by the time he was 24 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1971, he was 26 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1982, in the year of William Hopkins's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Other William Hopkinses

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1868 - 1935
1835 - 1910
1905 - Unknown
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c. 1884 - Apr 16, 1919
c. 1904 - Nov 10, 1940
c. 1921 - Dec 9, 1943
Unknown - Sep 14, 1914
c. 1894 - Jul 9, 1917
c. 1920 - Jun 8, 1942
c. 1925 - Mar 28, 1945
c. 1905 - Sep 11, 1939
c. 1873 - Dec 19, 1940
Unknown - Jan 8, 1947
c. 1915 - Oct 15, 1941
c. 1919 - Feb 8, 1944
Unknown - Dec 8, 1915
c. 1917 - Apr 28, 1943
c. 1900 - Aug 9, 1918

Other Hopkinses

Dec 20, 1940 - Jun 21, 2009
Jun 23, 1908 - Dec 21, 1991
Dec 9, 1897 - Jun 6, 1994
May 15, 1946 - Aug 11, 2010
Mar 6, 2002 - Apr 14, 2003
Aug 10, 1948 - Oct 15, 1988
May 31, 1946 - Dec 11, 2001
Apr 26, 1949 - Nov 4, 2005
Aug 6, 1907 - Apr 1, 1995
Mar 13, 1950 - Oct 16, 2007
Feb 7, 1905 - October 1985
Aug 26, 1896 - April 1969
Sep 18, 1900 - Feb 23, 1991
Jun 1, 1950 - September 1984
Apr 17, 1915 - Jul 17, 1998
Jul 31, 1894 - September 1967
Jun 20, 1903 - April 1958
Nov 30, 1914 - Oct 7, 2007
Apr 19, 1900 - October 1965
Aug 2, 1951 - Jan 16, 2003

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Jan 20, 1946 - November 1973
May 10, 1947 - Jun 18, 2006
Dec 24, 1943 - May 1974
Jun 21, 1902 - Oct 1, 1988
Mar 8, 1945 - Oct 7, 1997
Jan 14, 1947 - Apr 29, 2006
Dec 9, 1944 - Jul 5, 2003
Mar 29, 1937 - February 1985
Jan 21, 1945 - Apr 19, 2009
May 14, 1935 - Sep 19, 2009
Feb 8, 1942 - Feb 26, 2003
Dec 22, 1915 - Nov 28, 2009
Sep 26, 1918 - Jun 11, 1996
May 30, 1912 - Jul 5, 1991
Nov 28, 1941 - Feb 28, 2009
Mar 22, 1907 - August 1971
Nov 1, 1945 - Nov 11, 2009
Apr 8, 1945 - Oct 31, 2006
Jun 22, 1945 - Jan 29, 2008
Jun 1, 1945 - Aug 22, 2004
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