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William Huckabaa (1895 - 1985)

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William Huckabaa
1895 - 1985
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June 1, 1895
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September 1985
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Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama 36420
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William Huckabaa was born on June 1, 1895. He died in September 1985 at age 90. We know that William Huckabaa had been residing in Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama 36420.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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William Huckabaa passed away in September 1985 at age 90. He was born on June 1, 1895. There is no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Huckabaa had been residing in Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama 36420.
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In 1895, in the year that William Huckabaa was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1914, by the time he was 19 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1929, at the age of 34 years old, William was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1964, William was 69 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1985, in the year of William Huckabaa's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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