William James Foster

(1896 - 1959)

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William James Foster
1896 - 1959
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1896
Death
1959
Footscray, Australia
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Footscray, Australia
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William James Foster was born in 1896. He was born to William Jame Foster and Eliza Shaw Foster. He died in 1959 in Footscray, Australia at 63 years old.
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William James Foster passed away in 1959 in Footscray, Australia at 63 years of age. He was born in 1896. He was born to William Jame Foster and Eliza Shaw Foster.

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In 1896, in the year that William James Foster was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1910, when he was only 14 years old, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1939, by the time he was 43 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1946, when he was 50 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, in the year of William James Foster's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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