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William Joseph Wilson (born 1931)

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William Joseph Wilson
1931 - living
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March 3, 1931
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
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William Joseph Wilson was born on March 3, 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. According to his family tree, William was father to 4 children. He married Eunice Anne Wilson in 1959 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They had children Paul Edward Wilson, Michael Christopher Wilson, Tamara Louise Coyne, and Marie Frances Contildes.
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Updated: October 30, 2021
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Married: 1959
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Married at: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States
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1931 World Events

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In 1931, in the year that William Joseph Wilson was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1948, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1976, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1981, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

In 1993, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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