William J Miller (1916 - 1993)

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William J Miller
1916 - 1993
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May 17, 1916
Death
March 4, 1993
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Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island 02891
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William J Miller was born on May 17, 1916. He died on March 4, 1993 at 76 years old. We know that William J Miller had been residing in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island 02891.
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William J Miller passed away on March 4, 1993 at 76 years old. He was born on May 17, 1916. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William J Miller had been residing in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island 02891.

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In 1916, in the year that William J Miller was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1949, when he was 33 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1964, when he was 48 years old, 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 1981, he was 65 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1993, in the year of William J Miller's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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