William Jordan (1896 - 1968)

William Jordan
1896 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
William Jordan was born on November 13, 1896. He died in November 1968 at age 71. We know that William Jordan had been residing in Mulberry, Crawford County, Arkansas 72947.
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William Jordan passed away in November 1968 at age 71. He was born on November 13, 1896. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Jordan had been residing in Mulberry, Crawford County, Arkansas 72947.
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In 1896, in the year that William Jordan was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1938, when he was 42 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1944, he was 48 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1958, when he was 62 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1968, in the year of William Jordan's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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c. 1879 - Oct 16, 1917
c. 1899 - Jun 14, 1918
c. 1894 - Oct 16, 1916
c. 1941 - May 4, 1942
c. 1910 - Oct 23, 1943
Unknown - May 12, 1915
c. 1882 - Apr 25, 1917
c. 1875 - Sep 25, 1915
c. 1901 - Jul 1, 1941
c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917
c. 1922 - Aug 19, 1942
c. 1876 - Apr 17, 1918
c. 1890 - Nov 5, 1918
c. 1886 - Oct 29, 1914
c. 1914 - Jul 16, 1944
Unknown - Apr 5, 1943

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Nov 12, 1926 - September 1978
Jul 27, 1900 - Jan 27, 1988
Mar 12, 1925 - May 25, 1988
Mar 3, 1908 - October 1976
Oct 1, 1927 - Aug 10, 2007
Apr 7, 1917 - Jun 29, 1997
Jul 4, 1929 - Aug 16, 2006
Nov 11, 1926 - July 1977
Aug 6, 1924 - February 1968
Aug 24, 1903 - March 1975
Aug 9, 1906 - March 1982
Apr 22, 1905 - November 1994
Aug 16, 1929 - Sep 5, 1995

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