William James Harrison (1886 - 1935)

William James Harrison
1886 - 1935
updated September 04, 2019
William James Harrison was born in 1886 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to Harrison Alfred Harrison and Mary Harrison. He died in 1935 in Cauld, Australia at 49 years of age.
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William James Harrison passed away in 1935 in Cauld, Australia at 49 years old. He was born in 1886 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to Harrison Alfred Harrison and Mary Harrison.
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In 1886, in the year that William James Harrison was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1904, when he was 18 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1910, William was 24 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1928, by the time he was 42 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1935, in the year of William James Harrison's passing, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

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c. 1893 - Sep 28, 1915
c. 1875 - Oct 28, 1918
c. 1894 - Jul 26, 1916
c. 1893 - May 13, 1941
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c. 1872 - Apr 12, 1915
c. 1879 - May 5, 1918
c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916
c. 1921 - Mar 16, 1945

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