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William John Morgan Jr (1931 - 1999)

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William John Morgan
1931 - 1999
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March 11, 1931
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May 12, 1999
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Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07202
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William John Morgan Jr was born on March 11, 1931. He died on May 12, 1999 at age 68. We know that William John Morgan Jr had been residing in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07202.
Updated: September 10, 2019
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William John Morgan Jr died on May 12, 1999 at age 68. He was buried in National Memorial Cemetery Of The Pacific Section CT9GG Row 500 Site 550, Honolulu, Hawaii . He was born on March 11, 1931. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William John Morgan Jr had been residing in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07202.
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In 1931, in the year that William John Morgan Jr was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1950, he was 19 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1960, by the time he was 29 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1970, William was 39 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1988, he was 57 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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