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William Joseph Reitz (1931 - 1991)

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William Joseph Reitz
1931 - 1991
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August 29, 1931
Death
April 16, 1991
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William Joseph Reitz was born on August 29, 1931. He died on April 16, 1991 at 59 years old.
Updated: August 24, 2013
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William Joseph Reitz died on April 16, 1991 at age 59. he was buried in Ft. Smith National Cemetery Section 15 Site 1018, Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on August 29, 1931. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1931, in the year that William Joseph Reitz 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 1944, William was merely 13 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 1953, William was 22 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1966, by the time he was 35 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1991, in the year of William Joseph Reitz's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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