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William J Reitz (1912 - 1992)

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William J Reitz
1912 - 1992
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April 3, 1912
Death
November 27, 1992
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Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33445
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William J Reitz was born on April 3, 1912. He died on November 27, 1992 at 80 years of age. We know that William J Reitz had been residing in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33445.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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William J Reitz died on November 27, 1992 at 80 years old. He was born on April 3, 1912. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William J Reitz had been residing in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33445.
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In 1912, in the year that William J Reitz was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1941, by the time he was 29 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1965, he was 53 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1972, he was 60 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1992, in the year of William J Reitz's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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