William James Whitehead

(1877 - 1954)

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William James Whitehead
1877 - 1954
Born
1877
Stanley, Australia
Death
1954
Park, Australia
Last Known Residence
Stanley, Australia
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William James Whitehead was born in 1877 in Stanley, Australia. He was born to John Joseph Whitehead and Betty Tomlinson Whitehead. He died in 1954 in Park, Australia at 77 years old.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William James Whitehead died in 1954 in Park, Australia at 77 years of age. He was born in 1877 in Stanley, Australia. He was born to John Joseph Whitehead and Betty Tomlinson Whitehead.

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In 1877, in the year that William James Whitehead was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1883, William was only 6 years old when on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1902, by the time he was 25 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1913, by the time he was 36 years old, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1954, in the year of William James Whitehead's passing, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

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