William Irwin (1920 - 1974)

William Irwin
1920 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
William Irwin was born on March 14, 1920. He died in December 1974 at age 54.

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William Irwin died in December 1974 at age 54. He was born on March 14, 1920. There is no information about William's immediate family.
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In 1920, in the year that William Irwin was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1930, at the age of only 10 years old, William was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1945, William was 25 years old when on March 12th, a riot erupted at a Japanese internment camp in Santa Fe New Mexico. Two days earlier, white shirts with the Rising Sun on the back had been confiscated and the prisoners objected. Three leaders of the protest were removed and sent to another camp. Guards at the Santa Fe camp were armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and gun masks. On the morning of the 12th, prisoners began throwing rocks at the guards. When the "rioters" wouldn't disperse, the guards were ordered to use tear gas and batons. Four men were badly injured as a result.

In 1954, he was 34 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1974, in the year of William Irwin's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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Other William Irwins

around 1921 - Oct 3, 1943
around 1900 - May 16, 1919
around 1920 - May 12, 1943
around 1926 - Dec 28, 1945
around 1900 - Aug 25, 1940
around 1917 - Jul 30, 1943
around 1896 - Aug 16, 1917
around 1886 - Apr 25, 1915
around 1890 - Oct 30, 1918
Unknown - Sep 16, 1944
around 1891 - Feb 12, 1917
around 1883 - Mar 12, 1915
around 1917 - Feb 14, 1942
around 1896 - Aug 26, 1918
Oct 17, 1918 - Dec 18, 1942
around 1922 - Jan 23, 1944
around 1913 - Aug 6, 1944
around 1891 - Sep 13, 1916
Unknown - Mar 16, 1944
around 1924 - Nov 3, 1942

Other Irwins

Jun 9, 1922 - Oct 30, 2009
May 7, 1907 - Oct 17, 1989
Aug 17, 1920 - Apr 13, 1999
Jan 13, 1919 - Jul 20, 2000
Jul 2, 1919 - Aug 19, 1998
Jun 26, 1922 - Oct 18, 2010
Jan 17, 1913 - Nov 11, 2004
Oct 8, 1922 - Jun 8, 2000
Dec 25, 1902 - September 1985
Aug 15, 1895 - May 1975
Mar 27, 1901 - Mar 15, 1972
May 2, 1898 - August 1979
May 14, 1903 - March 1977
Jul 13, 1913 - May 1972
Dec 28, 1901 - Jan 27, 1991
Jun 25, 1927 - Mar 22, 2000
Dec 30, 1927 - February 1986
Feb 15, 1905 - Apr 25, 1999
Apr 29, 1895 - March 1971
May 6, 1898 - December 1979

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Feb 17, 1910 - Oct 18, 1993
Jun 1, 1917 - Apr 20, 2008
Jan 24, 1920 - May 1973
Aug 23, 1917 - Jan 10, 2004
Mar 21, 1896 - December 1963
Feb 18, 1920 - May 29, 2008
Jun 16, 1903 - February 1967
Aug 24, 1916 - Jul 16, 2006
Mar 26, 1917 - Nov 12, 1995
Apr 6, 1917 - Mar 28, 2006
Aug 5, 1920 - Dec 18, 2010
Jan 25, 1901 - December 1980
Sep 16, 1913 - January 1984
Feb 26, 1887 - January 1974
Feb 12, 1920 - Apr 25, 1993
Jun 14, 1905 - December 1982
Aug 4, 1915 - May 30, 1994
Aug 11, 1913 - May 29, 1999
Sep 1, 1914 - November 1994
Jan 19, 1914 - Oct 13, 1996
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