William J Hafenbrak (1907 - 1992)

William J Hafenbrak
1907 - 1992
updated February 06, 2019
William J Hafenbrak, father to 1 child, was born on May 19, 1907. He was born to William G. Hafenbrak and Jennie Heim Hafenbrak, with siblings Virginia, Elmer, and Bethel. He married Allene Hafenbrak in and William died. They gave birth to Kay Hafenbrak. William died on April 9, 1992 at age 84.

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Nov 16, 1880 - December 1967
Unknown - 1956


1912 - 1985
Sep 1, 1917 - Mar 25, 2005
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William J Hafenbrak, father to 1 child, died on April 9, 1992 at 84 years old. William was born on May 19, 1907. He was born to William G. Hafenbrak and Jennie Heim Hafenbrak, with siblings Virginia, Elmer, and Bethel. He married Allene Hafenbrak in and William died. They gave birth to Kay Hafenbrak.
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In 1907, in the year that William J Hafenbrak was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1938, by the time he was 31 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1958, he was 51 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1978, when he was 71 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1992, in the year of William J Hafenbrak's passing, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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