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William James Allen (1859 - 1930)

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William James Allen
1859 - 1930
Born
1859
Clowes Fst, Australia
Death
1930
Mildura, Australia
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Clowes Fst, Australia
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William James Allen was born in 1859 in Clowes Fst, Australia. He is the child of George Allen and Henrietta Elizabet (Lulham) Allen. He died in 1930 in Mildura, Australia at age 71.
Updated: September 4, 2019
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William James Allen passed away in 1930 in Mildura, Australia at 71 years of age. He was born in 1859 in Clowes Fst, Australia. He is the child of George Allen and Henrietta Elizabet (Lulham) Allen.
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In 1859, in the year that William James Allen was born, on April 25th, the Suez Canal Company began construction of the Suez Canal. It took 10 years to complete the canal.

In 1861, when he was only 2 years old, on April 12th, the Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The Confederate Army attacked the Fort a little over a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. Fort Sumter surrendered the next day.

In 1872, at the age of only 13 years old, William was alive when on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1888, by the time he was 29 years old, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1930, in the year of William James Allen's passing, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

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