William Knight (1907 - 1976)

William Knight
1907 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
William Knight was born on December 24, 1907. He died in June 1976 at age 68. We know that William Knight had been residing in Eudora, Chicot County, Arkansas 71640.
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William Knight passed away in June 1976 at 68 years old. He was born on December 24, 1907. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Knight had been residing in Eudora, Chicot County, Arkansas 71640.
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In 1907, in the year that William Knight was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1925, by the time he was 18 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1932, William was 25 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1951, when he was 44 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1976, in the year of William Knight's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Jan 9, 1917 - Jun 11, 1991
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Apr 11, 1930 - Jan 15, 1991
Mar 26, 1930 - Jan 10, 2009
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