William Howard Burgess Woodbury (1878 - 1939)

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William H.b. Woodbury
1878 - 1939
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1878
Wisconsin,Wi in Wisconsin United States
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October 8, 1939
Tappan, Rockland County, New York United States
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Tappan, Rockland County, New York United States
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William Howard Burgess Woodbury was born in 1878 at Wisconsin,Wi, Wisconsin. He died on October 8, 1939 in Tappan, New York at 61 years old.
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at Brick Church Cemetery in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York United States
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William Howard Burgess Woodbury died on October 8, 1939 in Tappan, New York at age 61. He was buried in Brick Church Cemetery, Spring Valley, New York. He was born in 1878 at Wisconsin,Wi, Wisconsin. There is no information about William's family.

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In 1878, in the year that William Howard Burgess Woodbury was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1893, William was merely 15 years old when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1900, he was 22 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1926, he was 48 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 1939, in the year of William Howard Burgess Woodbury's passing, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

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